The Jubilee Line timetable is to be shaken up on 23rd March as a number of westbound peak trains currently starting journeys from North Greenwich will instead commence further up the line at Stratford.
It’s bad news for those boarding at North Greenwich and heading to central London, as the chance of getting a seat drops to almost zero. Good news for those in Stratford as frequencies on the Stratford to North Greenwich stretch increase from 24 trains per hour to 30.
Canning Town and West Ham also benefit. I recently wrote a post looking at vast housebuilding around Canning Town.
Sadiq Khan scrapped plans for additional trains for the Jubilee Line in 2017.
Stratford is also seeing exponential growth in housing and office space. Delays to Crossrail have ensured that alleviating the Jubilee Line is still some way off.
Work has commenced on a 3,800-home development from Berkeley Homes and Peabody near West Ham station, though if Crossrail hasn’t opened by the time homes complete on that site they’ll be serious trouble.