David Waboso - Articles and news items

Improving the Tube for London

Issue 2 2014  •  30 April 2014  •  David Waboso, Director of Capital Programmes, London Underground

Life’s never dull on London Underground, but the last couple of years have been truly memorable. The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave us the chance to showcase London and its transport network, and 2013 saw a year-long celebration of the Underground’s 150th anniversary and the railway’s role in the capital’s growth and development in the last century and a half. We’re now also starting to really see the benefits of all the modernisation work we’ve put into the network, with a programme that’s more far-reaching and intensive than anything attempted before. Rebuilt stations, brand new trains and upgraded signalling are helping us to unlock 30% more capacity, while a steely focus on reliability has seen delays reduced by 37% in the last five years. The Victoria and Jubilee lines now run with record reliability and at some of our highest ever frequencies, rivalling the most frequent services in the world…

Bank station upgrade plans unveiled to public

Industry news  •  1 October 2013  •  Transport for London

Londoners will get the opportunity to have their say on Transport for London’s (TfL’s) proposals for a major upgrade…

TfL and Crossrail unveil new images of Tottenham Court Road station as major new transport hub takes shape

Industry news, News  •  30 July 2013  •  TfL

“Upgrades such as this to our transport network are vital…”

London Underground and TRL sign Memorandum of Understanding

Industry news, News  •  22 May 2013  •  TRL

London Underground and TRL are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding…

Working towards the next 150 years…

Issue 2 2013  •  24 April 2013  •  David Waboso, Director of Capital Programmes, London Underground

2013 marks 150 years since the first Tube journeys took place between Paddington and Farringdon on the Metropolitan Railway. At a time when people had no electricity in their homes, inside toilets were a rarity and radio and television did not yet exist, the Tube was a revolutionary blast of modernism. From that starting point the network has grown and evolved so that now it is pretty well impossible to imagine London without the Tube network.

As well as being celebrated in London and across the country, our special birthday became a global media event with papers and news channels in all corners of the world. That’s not a total surprise because London is the most visited city in the world and we’re the first ever underground railway, with close links to metro operators around the world. But it has been wonderful to see the high regard and affection that our railway is held in at home and around the world.

Passengers to benefit from £45m Upgrade of Vauxhall Tube station

Industry news, News  •  7 January 2013  •  Transport for London (TfL)

Vauxhall Tube station will be transformed over the next few years, with a £45 million upgrade…

London Underground showcases proposals to boost Bank’s capacity

Industry news, News  •  25 May 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

Plans that would see the creation of wider platforms, better access to lines and step-free access to a new ticket hall…

Circle and District line works completed on schedule after four-week upgrade closure

Industry news, News  •  24 August 2011  •  Transport for London

Normal services are operating across the District and Circle lines…

London Underground awards track renewal contract

Industry news, News  •  10 December 2010  •  Transport for London (TfL)

London Underground (LU) has awarded a £220m, five-year contract to carry out track renewal work to Balfour Beatty…