Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly says spreading the closures over such a long period of time is more disruptive to passengers.
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London Underground's Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines' programme director Stuart Harvey said today:
"All railways require a programme of maintenance and we will soon be carrying out work on the tunnel lining on a section of the Jubilee line.
This is part of ongoing maintenance and, due to the nature of the work, some closures during weekends will unfortunately be required between Finchley Road and Waterloo."
He went on: " We will be doing as much of the work as possible overnight; however, in some cases we need to carry on beyond normal overnight engineering hours and normal weekend services will not be able to operate.
I apologise to customers for the disruption. We'll be keeping the impact to a minimum by spreading the work out and including some later-starting services on Sunday mornings to minimise the overall number of closures."
The work - to the tunnel lining on the Jubilee line between Finchley Road and Waterloo - includes six-day closures of stations during Christmas 2013 and Christmas 2014. There will also be a closure of the section over Easter 2014.
The work covers a number of weekends and bank holiday periods from June this year to the end of 2014, with the possibility of some additional closures in 2015 in order to complete the maintenance.