The London Underground started
as a world-leading system; The Metropolitan Railway opened on 10th
January 1863 and was the world's first underground railway.
Now the London Underground is widely regarded as one of most expensive
and inefficient underground systems.
TUBES CONTINUE TO GET WORSE...
10% of trains late or cancelled according to LT's latest quarterly
report. The number of running trains fell from 94.8 per cent to
93.7 per cent from October1999 to December 1999. Tube delays rose
by 8 per cent. The new £3.5Billion Jubilee Line Extension
(JLE) has been blamed for the poor figures. The line went from being
the Undergrounds 2nd best performer to the 2nd worst with only 89
per cent of trains running. The Bakerloo line was the worst performer
out of the 11 lines.
The London Underground has274 stations with 866 million customers
in 1999, 303 escalators, 64 lifts, 65 car parks, 11,400 spaces.
The future of the London Underground, and in particular whether it
should be privatised, is now the battleground for the London
Costs for tickets for London Underground in 2000 for 6 Zone cards
|6 Zone single fare
|1 day travelcard
|1 week travelcard
|1 month travelcard
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