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Easy like a Sunday Morning

The signalling upgrade on the Camden Town to High Barnet/Mill Hill East branch of the Northern line is currently ahead of schedule.

TfL says the Sunday late start ups planned for the next few months have been cancelled. The decision to withdraw the closures was made after receiving the news from Tube Lines that the upgrade signalling installation programme is currently ahead of plan and as a result Thales no longer requires these engineering hours.

Says Jon Lamonte, Senior Transport for London Director, ‘This is great news for our passengers who, thanks to the hard work of the Thales engineers and our team, have been spared several weekends of inconvenient late start ups.

‘We will continue to put all our efforts in to minimising disruption as we progress with our work to upgrade the signalling on the Northern line, some of which dates back to the 1950s.

‘Once this is completed we’ll be able to deliver faster, more frequent trains and as a result capacity on the line will increase by 20 percent.’

Aside from Sunday 26 February, all Sunday morning late starts will be cancelled for the next couple of months before recommencing on Sunday 1st April. However a full weekend closure on 3rd and 4th March will go ahead as planned.

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