London Underground: changes 'will increase capacity'

A crowded tube platform.
London Underground says its modernisation programme will increase capacity. Credit: Reuters, Andrew Winning

London Underground says that moving control-room services to Hammersmith will increase capacity on the tube network.

A single control centre is being set up as part of a major modernisation programme. New signalling systems are also being installed on the Metropolitan, District, Hammersmith & City and Circle Lines.


Tube Strike

Tube workers have voted to go on strike in a row over jobs and conditions of service. The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said almost 100 of its members based at a control centre had overwhelmingly backed a campaign of industrial action.