In September 2013 we improved service frequencies to meet the challenge of increased demand.
The frequency of services on the Central line were increased during the busiest times. This has resulted in the line having the most intensive train service in the UK for the busiest part of the morning rush hour - the equivalent of 34 trains per hour - with some passengers waiting less than two minutes between trains.
More comfortable and reliable trains
We refreshed the entire fleet of 85 trains in 2012 to provide a more comfortable journey in brighter surroundings.
We replaced all seat backs, pads and sitting perches for improved comfort and with a new fabric that will be used across all Tube lines in future.
We have replaced the windows in the trains and around 250 body panels to give a fresh, new look to trains across the line.
Closures between Bethnal Green, Loughton and Hainault loop stations
What we are doing
As part of the Tube Improvement Plan we will be replacing tracks and improving the drainage systems in the Leytonstone area.
At the same time, we're also rebuilding the platform at Buckhurst Hill station, which will save you the inconvenience of further weekend closures.
Once works are completed, the improvements will give you a more reliable service and smoother journeys.
When the service change will take place
On the weekends of 26/27 October and 2/3 November, there will be no service between Bethnal Green and Loughton/Woodford via Hainault.
Before 08:00 on each Sunday, the closures will extend to Liverpool Street. Rail replacement and local buses will be in service. London Underground tickets and valid Oyster cards will be accepted on National Rail services.
Pick up a leaflet at any Central line station east of Liverpool Street, or speak to a member of London Underground staff.
At peak times, Bank is one of the most congested stations on the Underground. It's also a complex one as it's interlinked with nearby Monument.
To help remove some of the bottlenecks, we're refurbishing or replacing all of its 15 escalators. We'll also be introducing a one-way system in parts of the station, which should help ease congestion while the work's being done.
We aim to keep Bank open throughout the works, but it's a big, complex project, so please bear with us.
Work has started to upgrade Bond Street station - a key West End station that will become even more important when Crossrail arrives. There will be a bigger ticket hall, step-free access from street to platform and extra escalators to get you moving more quickly.
Sometimes this work may lead to changes that'll affect your journey.
From early September 2013, we will be starting improvement works to make Greenford station step-free, from street to platform level. The first part of the project involves removing a staircase and installing a new escalator.
Once operational in spring 2014, we will remove the old escalator, replace the central staircase and finally install a new incline lift where the old escalator used to be. To minimise disruption the station will remain open throughout the works with an up escalator service running.
When the work is complete in mid-2015, customers will have an accessible route into central London via the Monday to Saturday First Great Western service linking Greenford with Paddington. There will also be a Radar key accessible toilet at platform level.
Tottenham Court Road station
If you've visited Tottenham Court Road lately, you may have noticed that one of the Central line's busiest stations is being re-built. It's a really exciting project that'll change the way the station and the area around it is used.
By the time it's complete in 2016, the station will have a new ticket hall, step-free access to the platforms, and a pedestrianised plaza outside the station.
It will also be an interchange station for Crossrail, with 24 trains an hour expected to pass through the station each way during peak periods.
There's a lot of work to be done, so please bear with us. We'll try to keep disruptions to a minimum.