Longer waits and fewer trains after Circle line extension

Commuters on the redesigned Circle line are suffering much longer waits between services and fewer trains, official figures reveal today.

Transport for London’s own figures prove what many passengers have suspected for weeks – that the line is now worse after being extended to Hammersmith. This is despite promises that the changes would improve the Tube’s least reliable line.

Murad Qureshi, a Labour member of the London Assembly, said: "As someone who welcomed the operational change, I’m very disappointed. There doesn’t seem to have been a better service as a result.

"I think the problem is still Edgware Road station. The Circle is the one service that seems to go down immediately when anything happens on the District, Metropolitan or Hammersmith and City [lines]." read more