By Nick Taylor, London NewsNowLondon’s train network is getting a fresh boost as the government has announced plans to expand the number of trains running on the tube.
Rail companies will be allowed to add trains to the network from 2019, with the first service being in 2021.
The new expansion will see up to 25 trains run daily on the Jubilee line between London’s Waterloo station and Piccadilly Circus station, the Transport for London said.
The Jubilee Line, the longest line in the city, is being expanded, with an additional train line from St Pancras station.
Rail companies already operate the Jubilees, Line 1, and Jubilee lines to and from London, and the Tube is now the third longest in the country.
The announcement came on a day when Transport for the London (TfL) unveiled a £1.3 billion plan to improve the Tube network, with a £500 million upgrade to stations, tunnels and other infrastructure planned over the next five years.
Tfl will also extend its existing network to the new Jubilee extension, adding a new line from King’s Cross to the north of London.
The Transport for England is also investing £150 million in Tube stations, including the Jubilate extension at Victoria station and the Jubelion, a station at the junction of the King’s and Piccolos railway lines.
The £50 million project to upgrade the Jubilation, King’s, Piccolo, and Piccardo railway lines will be completed by 2021.
Tfl also announced that it will be investing £40 million to upgrade Jubilee station, which is home to London’s Piccaddocks, Piccads and Piccavers.
Tfl will also spend £20 million to improve Jubilee train station, with £15 million coming from the government’s £4 billion investment fund for the Tube.
Tafl said the investment will improve station infrastructure and services.
“This investment will further support the safety and reliability of the network and will help to improve travel times for customers and operators,” it said.
The Jubilates Jubilee and Piccaros Jubilages are scheduled to be open in 2021, and will be the last tube line to open in London for the rest of the decade.
The Tube has a total capacity of about 7.6 million passengers a day.
It is the longest railway in the UK, with more than a million trains a day taking people around the country, and some connecting the country from different parts of the world.
But the tube’s popularity has waned over the past few years, with many passengers opting to board more comfortable and longer-distance trains, rather than the more popular shorter trains.