TfL is rather pleased that a decent percentage of those who could change
their travel plans actually did so, and it will be interesting to see just how
much of that change continues now that the Olympics are over.
When you think how much extra capacity was released by people spreading their
commute around a bit or working from home occasionally, and at a time when the
network carried record numbers of passengers - it would be wonderful if we could
keep that going.
Back to the weekend works, and TfL
says that the effect of the works has been reduced by 10 percent compared to
last year and by 25 percent compared to two years ago. Although that comparison
is affected by the Jubilee Line debacle which saw parts of the line closed
almost every weekend.
Something to look out for though if you use the Central Line - they warn that
there will be a longer closure on the Hainault loop in the last week of October
and the first few days of November.
One small crumb of comfort - there will be no weekend works at all on the
Underground during December.
Enjoy your Christmas shopping!
PS - whenever the East London Line is closed, and the tunnel isn't
part of the works, they should try to let people walk through it again. That was incredibly
popular last time.