Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home News UK

Overcrowding delays on Tube at five-year high

Published 04/09/2015

The figures for overcrowding delays were slammed by the Lib Dems' London Assembly transport spokeswoman
The figures for overcrowding delays were slammed by the Lib Dems' London Assembly transport spokeswoman

Delays on the London Underground because of overcrowding have reached a five-year high, according to new figures.

The delays have reached a "very worrying" level on the Central, Victoria, Northern and Jubilee lines, according to the Liberal Democrats.

Figures obtained by the party's transport spokesperson on the London Assembly, Caroline Pidgeon, showed there were more Tube delays in the 2014/15 financial year than for five years.

She said: "The Mayor and Transport for London are constantly boasting about the record performance of the London Underground. However, there is an increasing problem of serious overcrowding for passengers on much of the Tube, and this is only going to get worse.

"These figures were dragged out of the Mayor and reveal that we cannot afford a day of complacency in tackling Tube delays and ensuring the Tube upgrades are funded.

"Improvements to the Tube are barely keeping up with the rising demand for travel created by London's booming population and record numbers of tourists."

The figures showed there were 237 delays in 2014/15 because of overcrowding, compared with 153 in 2010.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph