The London Assembly’s transport committee has announced a new investigation into the Tube’s performance and the outcomes of TFL’s investment in the network.
Assembly Members are promising “a line-by-line look” at Transport for London’s performance compared to the promises made to Londoners when the upgrade programme began eight years ago.
Announcing the investigation the committee says “some indicators suggest the recent performance of the Tube has declined” during the past year which saw record-breaking numbers of journeys taken.
Committee Chair, Caroline Pidgeon AM, said: “Londoners have been told for years that all the closures, disruption and billions of pounds spent will be worth it in the end. The question is, when will passengers start to see noticeable improvements to their journeys?
“With passenger numbers at record levels and several line upgrades behind schedule it’s time for an in-depth look at the service Londoners get, the improvements we’ve seen so far, and ways to get the upgrades back on track.”
AMs will be looking at whether the capital can learn lessons from other upgrade programmes on underground systems around the world and will hold two public meetings on 17 May and 14 June 2011 to gather views and information.