It’s all about rail news lately, it seems, but this one is worth mentioning.
The ever-dependable (mostly) Press Association reports:
Transport for London (TfL) said non-essential engineering upgrade work on London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink would be suspended from July 17 2012 until the conclusion of the Paralympics on September 14.
Good. Surprised it was even an option to be running engineering works while the Games were on, to be honest. But a bit lower down in the same article is something that will be of more interest to us:
However, NR warned of “additional and enhanced maintenance work” on the Olympic routes in the weeks and months leading up to the “work-free” period to get the track ready for increased demand.
It’s a bit of give and take I guess. I just hope we don’t find ourselves looking stupid in the face of more strikes.