Work on upgrading underground lines causing 22% fewer delays

Tube Lines, the consortium responsible for the upgrade of three London Underground lines, has reduced the number of problems causing delays by 22% over the past quarter.

In a progress report released today, the organisation, which is responsible for the upgrade of the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines, said incidents related to its work that caused delays to passengers between April and June were 22% lower than in the same period last year.

The organisation also improved its safety record, with four incidents recorded in the quarter, down from 10 in the same period last year. The consortium said that none were classified as major injuries.

The report comes a day after Tube Lines chief executive Terry Morgan confirmed that the consortium was bidding for Metronet contracts, including station upgrade work.

Metronet, which went into administration last year after a £2bn project overspend, is now publicly owned by UK body Transport for London.