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NXWM and Centro sign £81m deal to transform bus travel

Industry news, News  •  3 July 2013  •  Centro

London-style smartcards and hundreds of new buses form part of a wide-ranging transport package worth more than £80m…

Delivering a world class underground network for Londoners

Issue 6 2009, Past issues  •  22 December 2009  •  Dean Finch, Chief Executive Officer, Tube Lines

It is now just over six years since Tube Lines took over responsibility for maintaining and upgrading London’s Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines. One of the largest capital infrastructure projects in the world, the 30 year Public Private Project (PPP) will transform the lives of millions of Londoners and give them the world-class underground network they deserve. Now six months into the job, new Chief Executive Officer, Dean Finch, shares his thoughts on Tube Lines with Eurotransport.

The Tube is an icon of London and the sheer scale and complexity of the upgrade work being undertaken is unlike any other. Over the past six years, Tube Lines has worked hard to turn around the performance of its three lines and the benefits are clear to see. Services are more reliable – the Piccadilly line is 70% more reliable today than in 2003 and reliability on the Northern line, once dubbed the ‘misery line’ has improved by an impressive 65%. Stations are cleaner, more modern and fit for purpose and the quality of the track has been vastly improved leading to fewer faults and a better journey for passengers.