Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Circle Line woe: end of the lasso?

Today's Standard is carrying a report of TfL figures, released today, which confirm what many people have been saying for a long time - that the revised 'lasso' structure of the Circle Line is not working. The figures reveal that the change has led to longer waits, infrequent trains and much longer journey times.

Even Richard Parry, interim Managing Director of London Underground, isn't trying to put a gloss on things, acknowledging that people are waiting longer. It seems that the Tube is about to admit it's mistake and revert back to the old system, although no-one is saying that publicly at the moment.

Which might make sense for the rest of London but for us it will mean the return of the Hammersmith & Shitty Line - oh lucky us.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this information. Most of us in the Bush had no idea that the new system was a cause of difficulties for other tube users, as there has been bog-all feed back on general release. I always thought it would be a pain for those Circle line users whose journeys now have an enforced break, which must cause their journey time to increase. How then to improve the H&S Line if the circle line reverts to its endless route?