Labour have called on Boris Johnson to “get a grip” after figures published by Transport for London showed an increase in the number of delays across the Tube network.
TfL’s figures show the number of incidents resulting in delays of 15 minutes or more increased in March on the Bakerloo, Central, District, Jubilee and Victoria lines while across the network as a whole they increased by 16% compared to last year.
Labour’s Val Shawcross, transport spokesman on the London Assembly, said Londoners were well and truly fed up” with the delays and “excuses” from Mayor Boris Johnson.
Highlighting that the figures cam from “the organisation he runs”, Shawcross called on the Mayor to “a grip of the tube.”
Shawcross, who is Ken Livingstone’s running mate in next year’s elections, added: “Rather than trying to duck responsibility for the increasing number of tube delays it’s time for Boris Johnson to roll up his sleeves and take responsibility for sorting this mess out.”
The figures highlighted by Labour also show that the number of incidents on the Northern, Circle & Hammersmith, Piccadilly, Metropolitan and Waterloo & City lines all fell while overall performance has improved since the last reporting period of February 6th – 5th march 2011.