The estimated completion date for upgrades to the Jubilee line has been put back another year.
It was confirmed by TFL today that the new signalling system has been beset by problems and the project will now finish a year later than the revised date. It was originally due to be completed by the end of 2009 before being revised to October 2010.
London Underground are now running the project after their recent acquisition of Tube Lines.
Local MP, Nick Raynsford, has expressed has expressed his "deep disappointment" at the news. He commented:
‘For the past two years, residents and businesses in my constituency have had to put up with serious inconveniences caused by closures. Announcing yet further delays to the programme is a clear indication of bad planning and is only going to cause yet further inconveniences to local residents. It will make businesses, small and large, suffer at a time that they can least afford. I will continue to press London Underground to ensure that the works are fast-tracked and cause as little inconvenience to my constituency as possible’.