FOI request detail

Track improvements on London Underground’s Central line

Request ID: FOI-1482-2122
Date published: 16 November 2021

You asked

Follow-up to 1240-2122: Thank you for your reply. Does this include sections that have been rail grinded? If not, would it be possible for you to attach those as well?

We answered

TfL Ref: 1240-2122

Thank you for your request received by us on 26 September 2021 asking for information about rail grinding works which have taken place on London Underground’s Central line over the past year and annually to 2023/24, following your previous request for information (reference: 1240-2122) concerning track improvements.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access policy.  I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require.

Please see following requested information extracted from the Central line database for rail grinding works implemented during July 2020 to October 2021, inclusive of meterage completed.

Bethnal Green to Liverpool Street

27/08/2020 – Westbound – 1780m

28/08/2020 – Westbound – 570m

29/08/2020 – Eastbound – 2100m

Liverpool Street to Bank

03/05/2021 – Eastbound – 330m

03/05/2021 – Eastbound – 624m

06/05/2021 – Westbound – 335m

06/05/2021 – Westbound – 426m

North Acton to West Acton

22/05/2021 – Eastbound – 1180m

02/10/2021 – Eastbound – 1060m

02/10/2021 – Westbound – 597m

West Acton to Ealing Broadway

02/10/2021 – Eastbound – 1368m

02/10/2021 – Eastbound – 1150m

02/10/2021 – Eastbound – 475m

02/10/2021 – Westbound – 888m

Barkingside to Newbury Park

12/07/2020 – Inner Road – 310m

13/07/2020-Inner Road – 948m

Newbury Park to Gants Hill

17/04/2021 – Outer Road – 50m

17/04/2021 – Outer Road – 520m

17/04/2021 – Outer Road- 1300m

16/04/2021 – Inner Road – 2200m

16/04/2021 – Inner Road – 2055m

In the meantime, we are in the process of developing plans for future rail grinding works during 2022, therefore we do not currently hold the confirmed data you are seeking in regards to engineering works for the forthcoming year to 2023/24.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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