Transport for London (TfL) games transport director Mark Evers today said he was “confident” the Jubilee line will be fully operational by the Olympic Games despite a 12% decrease in reliability over the past 12 months.
Evers told the London Assembly that the signalling problems on the Jubilee line – which has recently undergone a £721M signalling upgrade – will be “ironed out” by the Games.
“The delays were a blip and the line’s now on track to be at its most reliable level since the extension [in 1999],” said Evers. “We [TfL] understand it is a vitally important the Jubilee Line is reliable.”
The Jubilee Line is a key route during the Olympics connecting the Olympic Park with central London and providing a number of key interchanges.
Evers said TfL is putting in measures to ensure reliability of the line including putting critical spare parts in key locations, and working on preventative maintenance.
Road and business impact
Transport for London (TfL) today played down the adverse impacts on the road network and businesses as a result of Olympic Games.
TfL games transport director Mark Evers said businesses should be able to cope with the disputation during the games but called for all businesses to think about possible disruptions.
“We’ve provided details of the planned disruptions and worked with 511 large businesses providing site specific advice,” Evers told the London Assembly.
Evers also said that he expects the road network to be mostly unaffected.
“There won’t be a 33% increase in congestion [as report in the London press has claimed] during the Games and 70% of the road network will be unaffected,” said Evers.
London deputy mayor for transport Isabel Dedring said TfL plans to use dust suppressors in travel hotspots during the games were there is a threat of poor air quality.