December 7 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Friday, August 16, 2013
Central Line commuters will be able to breathe a sigh of relief next month when more trains are put into service to relieve the rush hour crush.
Trains through Redbridge stations including Wanstead, Redbridge and Hainault will be the most frequent in the UK at the busiest times from September 16 - running at 34 services an hour.
Transport for London (TfL) hopes that waits of less than two minutes between trains will ease congestion on platforms.
Phil Hufton, London Underground chief operating officer, said: “More than 260million passengers use the Central Line annually.
“To help make their journeys to work quicker we will be running a more intensive service during the busiest parts of the morning and evening rush hours, with a train available every two minutes.
“We will also be running more trains after 7pm on weekday evenings and on Saturdays.”
Tube trains will be more frequent on the line on Saturday mornings and afternoons, and Sunday.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “We are increasing services on the Waterloo and City and Central lines, giving passengers what they have asked for and helping to further ease congestion.”
Hours are also being extended on the Waterloo and City line on evenings and weekends.