It might not feel like it when you’re crammed on to the platform at Oxford Circus waiting for what seems like forever for a carriage with a little room, but the Victoria line is officially the second most frequent train line in the world.
On Monday a new schedule was introduced that means a train arrives on the Victoria line every 100 seconds during morning and evening peak times. It’s only narrowly beaten by the Moscow Metro on which a train arrives every 95 seconds.
TfL said that the new timetable will help carry an extra 3,000 passengers an hour at the busiest times, which will be welcome news to commuters – it has already helped reduce congestion at stations on the line including King’s Cross and Victoria.
The faster, more regular schedules are the result of a massive £900 million upgrade – and TfL isn’t stopping at the Victoria line. It hopes to do the same with the Jubilee line by 2020, meaning 36 trains an hour. Improved commutes all round!
In other news, cars are banned from Bank junction as of today.