Villiers demands better service on the Northern Line

The Chipping Barnet MP is calling on TfL to take action following complaints from constituents

High Barnet tube station in twilight viewed from above
High Barnet Station – (Credit – Office of Theresa Villiers MP)

Chipping Barnet MP Theresa Villiers is calling on Transport for London to tackle problems on the Northern Line following complaints from constituents.

The MP told Barnet Post that the she had contacted the transport body following complaints about delays and crowding on the High Barnet branch. She said the response from TfL was that there had not been a change in timetable or a reduction in services however there had been “operational incidents on the Northern line that have impacted services in recent weeks”.

Commenting on this response, Villiers said: “As a commuter, I know how vital the Northern Line is for my constituents. I’ve been dismayed about poor service and overcrowding that’s been occurring. The reliability of the line has deteriorated – so much so that constituents have been asking me if TfL had changed the timetable to reduce the number of trains going to High Barnet.”

“I immediately contacted TfL to seek an explanation and urge them to ensure that service quality and reliability on the High Barnet branch get better.”

“I welcome the reassurance that there has been no stealthy timetable change, but it is clear that something has been going wrong in recent weeks. I will be keeping up the pressure for improvement, so the line returns to its previous level of efficiency, as one of the most reliable lines on the London Underground network.”

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