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TfL to take Tube maintenance from Amey to save £80m
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Published: 1st September 2016
This Article was Written by: Richard Furlong - City Surveys Group
Transport for London has announced that it will be take back on board railway maintenance work for the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern lines from the end of next year.
As part of an agreement that existed between London Underground and Tube Lines, TfL has worked hand in hand with Amey for the past 13 years. This contract, however, will be over and done with by the end of 2017.
Designed to promote efficiency and drive further investment in the network, the move from Amey to TfL management is intended to save up eighty million pounds. In the words of Sadiq Khan, the recently appointed Mayor of London, “…the decision to bring underground maintenance work in-house will save tens of millions of pounds to invest in our transport network and pay for my freeze in TfL fares.”
For those pondering whether TfL has the capability to carry out these works Mr Khan had this to day… “London Underground already has experience running successful maintenance operations in-house, and we’re making the changes as soon as the contract allows. I want TfL to be the best in the world while staying in public control.”
“There will be no impact on our extremely high standards of maintenance and we will be working closely with Amey over the next 18 months to ensure a smooth transition.”