asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the estimated yearly savings on staff costs to London Regional Transport from the introduction of the Underground ticketing system.
The current estimate from London Underground is that annual savings in staff costs of around £10 million will be achieved when the new Underground ticketing system is fully operational.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what applications he has received from London Regional Transport for the purchase of replacement rolling stock for the Central Line of the Underground.
None. The requirements for replacement rolling stock have yet to be fully defined, following technical trials of prototype trains later this year.
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what studies have been undertaken in the past two years by London Regional Transport or consultants appointed by them on the extension of existing Underground lines; and if he will make a statement.
A number of enhancements to the Underground network are under consideration by the London passenger transport group. These include extensions to the Bakerloo, Jubilee East London, Metropolitan and Victoria lines.