London Underground Confirms Extra Five Trains on District Line
December will be easier for the District Line peak time commuter!
London Underground today confirmed that additional services will be introduced on the Wimbledon branch of the District Line starting in December.
The extra five trains will run during the morning peak from Wimbledon Station into central London – a 12% boost to passenger capacity.
The improved timetable has been made possible through the withdrawal of the weekday shuttle service between Kensington Olympia and High Street Kensington. These trains carry an average of just 26 passengers but seriously restrict service capacity on other parts on the District Line.
Public consultation took place earlier this year and nearly 18,000 customers, local business and stakeholders took part in the consultation with almost 80 per cent supporting the changes.
Stephen Hammond (left), MP for Wimbledon, has long campaigned for the change and has consistently lobbied Government and the Mayor of London.
He said: "I am delighted with this announcement and thank everyone who answered the consultation. I have long campaigned for extra through services from Wimbledon and know that this will benefit many of my constituents after December".
"I am sure that local people will remember that it is Boris who has recognised the need on our Line and acted to get the extra trains."
September 28, 2011