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Tube upgrade cuts 'a slap in the face'

The London Assembly has said that news of Tube upgrade work being scrapped due to the collapse of Metronet is 'a slap in the face' for commuters.

The chair of the London Assembly's Transport Committee, Roger Evans AM was reacting to reports that millions of pounds worth of Tube improvements, including the much-awaited Tube cooling system, are to be cut.

He said: 'Why should Londoners pay for Metronet's collapse? For many years now, we have suffered on the Underground during unbearably hot summers, and have had to put up with delays and overcrowding because of much needed station upgrades.

"To hear now that these improvements have been either put on hold or scrapped is a real slap in the face for commuters."

Source: DeHavilland