Delays over 15 minutes down on Jubilee line

By Rachel Bishop on June 11, 2014 9:00 AM |

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Delays to Jubilee line trains of more than 15 minutes have dropped in the last year.

In the financial year to March 2013, 135 trains incurred delays of 15 minutes and more, but to March 2014 figures show only 84 trains were delayed by more than 15 minutes.

A TfL spokesman said: "The installation of the new signalling system on the Jubilee line, completed in 2011, is helping us to cope with ever-increasing passenger numbers, especially going to and from Canary Wharf.

"We can now run up to 30 trains along the line every hour compared to 24 an hour previously. That's the equivalent of carrying an additional 12,500 people an hour."

On the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) there were 654 train cancellations in the year to April 2014, with 3,072 trains partially or fully cancelled. A significant proportion of these completed a partial journey or simply missed one station en route.

A TfL spokesman said: "We work closely with [DLR operators] Serco to increase capacity to meet the continued growth in numbers. This process of improvement will remain as the network continues to expand."