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Frequency boost for Tube services

Service frequencies are increasing on the Central and Waterloo & City lines from Monday 16 September, TfL has announced.

Waterloo & City services will run until 12:30am Monday to Saturday, with more trains on weekday evenings. Train frequency will also increase on the Central line with passengers waiting less than two minutes between trains during the morning rush hour.

Some Central line services will be extended to operate to and from Epping in this morning peak, with service frequency increased to 24 trains an hour on Saturday mornings.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: “The Tube is already more efficient than ever before, zipping passengers across our city to their homes and workplaces like a well-oiled machine. Now we are increasing services on the Waterloo & City and Central lines, giving passengers what they have asked for and helping to further ease congestion.”

Phil Hufton, London Underground’s chief operating officer, said: “In order to improve the Tube for our customers we are extending the evening operating hours and increasing the frequency of the train service on the Waterloo City line. Currently the line closes on weekday evenings at 9.45pm and at 6.30pm on Saturdays, but from 16 September customers will be able to use the service from Bank or Waterloo beyond midnight until 12.30am.

“More than 260 million passengers use the Central line annually. To help make their journeys to work quicker we will be running a more intensive service during the busiest parts of the morning and evening rush hours, with a train available every two minutes. We will also be running more trains after 7pm on weekday evenings and on Saturdays during the day.”

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Ricp   11/09/2013 at 01:16

At long last, a real service on the W&C Drain, so often thought, 'Ah the Drain, er no, It has stopped running ....', It is now a proper Tube, except on Sunday; it's a big move, well done LU and TFL. The other line that needs a similar upgrade is the Great Northern and City from Finsbury Park to Moorgate. With a decent service it would justify at least this bit going back on the Tube Map,integration and a cohesive network. Last train off Moorgate at midnight, and a Saturday service. Come on TfL, use your influence to modify and improve a service and please, at re-franchising boot out First (Wirst) Group and their stupid First Capital Connect branding. Give the GN Inners, Hertford and Welwyn GC to TfL for an Overground style operation. PLEASE!

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