You’d be forgiven for thinking that this story is some kind of twisted joke but we promise that it’s absolutely true. As thousands were hit by delays on the District line this morning TfL have said that the tubes are now running better than ever.
According to the newly reinstated Mayor of London Boris Johnson the tubes are now more reliable than ever before begging the question, how bad must the tubes have ran in the past?
As long as we can remember the tubes have never been the most reliable thing in our day-to-day life between signal failures, strikes, people being taken ill and people jumping onto the tracks we can’t really remember a month when our tube journey didn’t incur at least one delay. However accord to reports today the number of hours that passengers lose to delays on the tube are lower now than they’ve ever been since they started keeping track of these things in 1999.
Other figures from the report also found that 1.171 billion people traveled on the tube from April 2011 – April 2012, the highest number ever recorded.
So if the tubes are running better than ever perhaps Johnson would like to explain what’s been going on over the past few days. Firstly London commuters were left stuck on the Victoria line yesterday (Sunday) evening after a tube broke down and the his morning a tube journey that should take 20 minutes was taking District line commuters an hour and a half thanks to a tack fault at Earls Court.
So what do you think? Have you noticed an improvement in the way the tubes are running? Feel free to let us know over on Twitter.