Transport for London evaluates impacts of Jubilee Line Extension (JLE)

  • Updated9 December 2004
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The findings are described in a report
prepared by the Transport Studies Group
of the University of Westminster for TfL
and the Department for Transport.

The JLE has been initiated in order to
improve the accessibility of the Docklands
area and to overcome the capacity limits
of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

The line provides interchange facilities
with all other Underground lines, the
DLR and the national railway system.

24 trains of 6 carriages are scheduled in the
peak hour (eastbound) providing capacity
of 11.500 passengers per hour.

In the future, with the ongoing development of the Isle of Dogs, 6 more trains per hour
with a seventh carriage could be scheduled,
leading to a 46% increase of the capacity.

The main findings in the report demonstrate
that the JLE has delivered substantial
benefits to London, both locally and
regionally, including:

  • Helping to maintain London’s predominant
    financial position, by allowing further
    development of Canary Wharf (providing
    additional high quality, lower cost,
    internationally competitive office space);
  • Enabling new development equating
    to some 45,800 jobs at Canary Wharf;
  • Adding 1 million people within 60
    minutes commuting distance of a
    typical JLE station;
  • Saving at least 14.4 million hours in
    travel time in its first full year of operation;
  • Increasing the proportion of commuters
    travelling to work by Underground in
    the Corridor.