London's Mayor is being pressed to take urgent action to tackle the mounting delays and disruption on London Underground as passengers suffered fresh problems.
Labour's Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and Labour London Assembly Transport spokesman Val Shawcross told Boris Johnson he had to "get a grip" on the Tube "chaos".
They said that over the past month there had been "serious disruption" on one or more underground lines every single day because of a combination of over-running repairs, cracks on the lines, signal failures and faulty trains, causing "misery" for millions of commuters.
There were delays in the Monday morning rush hour because of signal failures on the District and Piccadilly Lines and a lack of available trains on the Metropolitan Line.
Transport for London reported a good service on just four Tube lines on Sunday, with nine lines either closed or part-closed, said Mr Livingstone.
"Londoners are fed up with the daily delays on the Tube. It's about time that the Mayor acted to tackle the failures which are causing misery for millions of commuters.
"On October 22 Boris Johnson said he had ordered Transport for London to, 'pull their socks up', and said he was 'fuming with exasperation'. However, the delays and disruption have continued and Londoners continue to suffer daily delays and chaos to their journeys.
POssibly some of the problem derives from them extending the LU operating hours which appears to be giving them inadequate time to complete overnight work. Maybe this needs to be reviewed
I take it you copied this from the subStandard....
There are two major errors within your post Bob.
1 - There was a very good reason that only 4 lines had a good service status last Sunday (and Saturday too as it happens) - planned engineering work.
2 - Since when have LU's operating hours been extended? I haven't seen a change in my early turn book on's, or late turn book off's, over the past 10 years
Now I will concede that in terms of #1 above, the planning that went into this was at best diabolical. Given the Lord Mayors show and sporting events in London on Saturday, taking out the Circle, Victoria & Jubilee lines completely as well as the North side of the Circle (aka Met south of Baker Street and H&C Edgware Road to Barking) meant there was only ever going to be one outcome.
Sure as eggs is eggs, it was chaos.
But my point is this: the weekend was planned - on all other days it has been down to failures of equipment (ie, unplanned). A small but fundamental difference IMO.