Ridiculous closure of the Jubilee Line

IT is utterly ridiculous that the Jubilee Line is going to be closed every weekend up to Christmas and then between Christmas and New Year (Six more months of Jubilee line hell, H&H November 26). I understand the logic that says that – however inconvenie

IT is utterly ridiculous that the Jubilee Line is going to be closed every weekend up to Christmas and then between Christmas and New Year (Six more months of Jubilee line hell, H&H November 26).

I understand the logic that says that - however inconvenient - it is better to avoid shutting the line at weekends because more people use the underground to commute during the week.

However, Transport for London is stretching this beyond credibility. And let's face it, most people will be off between Christmas and New Year and will want to use the tube to visit friends and family, or helpfully boost our retail economy a little at the sales.

Surely TfL could think again and delay the works for a few days to give us a decent Christmas break?


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I would have hoped that our council had been on the case and fighting the residents' corner with TfL, but there seems scant sign of this.

One might even have hoped that the Tory councillors who make up half the executive would have tried wielding some influence with their colleague, Tory Mayor Boris Johnson, who is chair of TfL.

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Either they haven't bothered, or they haven't been very effective. Regardless, our tube woes continue - I'm almost tempted to note that it was never this bad under Ken!

Mike Katz

Chair, Hampstead & Kilburn

Labour Party

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