TFL is suggesting we should walk instead of taking the tube
Thank you for your email.
We have now received a response from Transport for London (TFL) in regards to the issues raised about the Northern line. Please see below:
Marsha de Cordova
Member of Parliament for Battersea
Shadow Minister for Disabled People
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
( TFL's response)
We are very aware of concerns about Northern line services from Clapham South and the surrounding stations and are working to address them. As you will know, there are many pinch points across the Tube network, particularly during the morning and evening peak periods, including the southern end of the Northern line.
Last month, we introduced a timetable change on the Northern line which has provided more frequent services and quicker journeys for customers, including those travelling to and from your constituency, during the evening peak period. There are now 24 trains an hour on both central London branches of the line and 30 trains an hour on the Kennington to Morden section between 5pm and 7pm.
We are also working on options for increasing services during the morning peak to address the concerns that you have highlighted in your email.
While this work continues, we are encouraging customers to consider the following options, where it is possible for them to do so, in order to make their journeys more comfortable:
• Retiming their trips to avoid the busiest times at Clapham South station. The busiest times at this station can be found at:
https://tfl.gov.uk/tube/stop/940GZZLUCP ... nd-station
• Using a less busy alternative station to start their journey during the morning peak
• Using a combination of walking and bus to make their journey.