Londoner proposes Tube change that would revolutionise the network

There’s quite a lot of changes that we’d quite like to see made to the London Underground network.

We’re appreciative of the things it does give us – the ability to get into Central London easily, good links between major train stations, Tubes every few minutes – but there’s room for improvement.

Some of us probably look at the changes that are being made, such as the Battersea extension to the Northern line, and wonder what Transport for London (TfL) is thinking.

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Surely there’s other projects that could help out loads more Londoners.

One MyLondon reader emailed us a proposal that would do just that. In fact, it would totally revolutionise the network.

He wrote: “My suggestion is to have a new line that functions in a similar setup to the North Circular, as a circle.

“As most underground lines only run through Central London, I think it would be helpful for a Tube line to exist as a circle within Zone 3 to allow people to travel to different parts of London without having to travel to the centre.

“I’m aware there is the Circle line, but this only seems to operate within Zone 1.”

We could not agree with this proposal more.

Most Londoners live in Zone 3 outwards, and we all find it totally infuriating that to visit a friend in a nearby borough requires us to go all the way into Zone 1 before coming out again.

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Sadly, we don’t think it’s very likely to happen – there is no doubt a whole host of reasons why this isn’t possible, from financial to geological.

Still, we can only dream.


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