Sign petition for more tube trains
Published: Tuesday 28th June 11
Commuters are being urged to sign an online petition set up by the council to call for extra peak time District Line trains.
Earlier this year tube bosses announced that they planned to discontinue weekday services to Olympia . This would relieve pressure on Earls Court station and allow up to five additional morning rush hour trains to be provided on the Wimbledon line.
But residents and businesses near Olympia have been campaigning against the changes and are on the brink of overturning the proposals.
Wandsworth's transport spokesman Cllr Russell King is urging as many residents as possible to sign the petition before the end of the consultation period on July 15.
"We want London Underground to understanding the strength of feeling in Wandsworth," he said.
"Commuters travelling into Earls Court from Putney Bridge, East Putney, Southfields and other stations south of the river are sick of being herded in like cattle. We need these five extra morning peak time trains."
The District Line service to Olympia is used by less than 2,500 people a day, but causes delays to all other District line services through Earl's Court.
Introducing the proposed changes would provide capacity for an additional 4,000 people on the Wimbledon line in the morning peak and an extra 800 people to Ealing Broadway in the evening