Saturday, 6 October 2012

Victoria Line closures: the lies of Transport for London

Back in March 2012, London Transport was telling us that the weekend shutdown on the 6th and 7th of May would mark the very last of a long series of weekend tube closures on the Victoria Line. 

But it wasn’t. There was an all day closure on 14 July: LT say that this will be the absolute, definite, no-kidding-honest-guv’nor last full closure of the Victoria line, with its engineers using the closure to “make the final tweaks to our new, upgraded signalling system.” 

Transport for London has now announced that the Victoria Line will be closed between Brixton and Seven Sisters (i.e. almost the entire line) for the weekend of 13 and 14 October, and again, between Brixton and Highbury & Islington (i.e. almost the entire line) all the following weekend, 20 and 21 October.

But as that's not a "full closure" I suppose TfL could claim to have kept their promise. Just not in the way anyone but a lawyer would have expected.