London Underground has published its annual report into the performance of Tube PPP companies Metronet and Tube Lines.
The PPP contracts, entered into by central Government before control of the Underground passed to Transport for London and the Mayor, saw responsibility for maintenance on the Underground network pass to three Public Private Partnerships.
Tube Lines took responsibility for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines with Metronet winning two contracts covering the remaining lines. Following its financial collapse, Metronet was taken over by TfL in 2007.
28 station modernisations and refurbishments were finished during 2007/08 – 17 by Tube Lines and 11 by Metronet. In addition thirty lift and escalator renewals were completed during the year and 28km of track has been renewed across the network.
Managing Director of London Underground, Tim O’Toole, said: “It is to the great credit of all those involved in the operation and maintenance of the Underground that Metronet’s entry into Administration had no impact on the daily operation of Tube services, and that the momentum of the complex projects to upgrade key lines continued. Our focus now is on day-to-day maintenance performance, which has generally improved since Metronet came into TfL.
The full report can be downloaded at www.tfl.gov.uk/pppreport