The Anonymous Widower

The Jubilee Line Bites London Again!

According to this article in the Evening Standard, the Jubilee line is being shut by the wrong kind of water.

The Jubilee line is to be shut for more than 30 days over the next two years in central London because acidic water is eating into the cast iron linings of the tunnel walls.

Services will be halted in both directions between Finchley Road and Waterloo for major repairs costing £40 million.

Why has the Jubilee line got it in for London, as when a line goes berserk, it is often that line, which was opened for the Millennium? When I use the line, there seems to be a higher chance of trouble compared to the other lines.

It would appear that the problem is in the first section of the Jubilee line that was built in the 1970s. The tunnels seem to use iron linings and it is interesting that Crossrail is manufacturing all of its linings out of concrete.

I do wonder what other problems will turn up on London’s most troublesome Underground line!

At least on the BBC News tonight, they showed how the repair techniques were being tested in the old Charing Cross platforms, which were last used for Skyfall. So hopefully, they’ll find a way to cut the closure of the line to a minimum.

April 29, 2013 - Posted by | Travel | , , ,

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