Proposed Station Groups Reorganisation: Details for the Central line

London Underground's proposed new groups for the Central line are as follows:

Greenford - West Ruislip, Ruislip Gardens, South Ruislip, Northolt, Greenford, Perivale, Hanger Lane, Ealing Broadway, West Acton, North Acton, East Acton, White City, Shepherd's Bush - 13 stations, c.135 staff

  • This is the current Greenford group with White City and Shepherd's Bush stations added. Greenford group currently has 102 staff; White City has 14, Shepherd's Bush 25, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 14. Total = 155. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 20 jobs on these stations.

Bond Street - Holland Park, Notting Hill Gate, Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Bond Street - 6 stations, c.145 staff

  • This is the current Bond Street group with Holland Park and Notting Hill Gate added. Currently, Bond Street group has 114 staff; Holland Park has 12, Notting Hill Gate 29, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 15. Total = 170. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 25 jobs on these stations.

Bank - Holborn, Chancery Lane, St. Paul's, Bank - 4 stations, c. 140 staff

  • This is the current Bank group, with no change to the stations included. Currently, Bank group has 168 staff. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 28 jobs on these stations.

Leyton - Bethnal Green, Mile End, Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Barkingside - 9 statons, c.135 staff

  • This is the current Leyton group, with Wanstead, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Newbury Park and Barkingside added. Currently, Leyton group has 91 staff; Wanstead has 12, Redbridge 9, Gants Hill 11, Newbury Park 12, Barkingside 5, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 18. Total = 158. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 23 jobs on these stations.

Buckhurst Hill - Snaresbrook, South Woodford, Woodford, Fairlop, Hainault, Grange Hill, Chigwell, Roding Valley, Buckhurst Hill, Loughton, Debden, Theydon Bois, Epping - 13 stations, c.125 staff

  • This is the current Buckhurst Hill group with Fairlop, Hainault, Grange Hill, Chigwell and Roding Valley added. Currently, Buckhurst Hill group has 115 staff; Fairlop has 6, Hainault 14, Grange Hill 5, Chigwell 4, Roding Valley 4, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 12. Total = 160. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 35 jobs on these stations.

Central line totals - 5 groups, 45 stations, c.680 staff
Current totals - 7 groups, 45 stations, 811 staff
Total loss of jobs on the Central line = c.131

Current Greenford group reserve staff would have to work at White City and Shepherd's Bush as well as at the stations that they cover at present. This represents significant extra travelling time for staff, many of whom live in west London and beyond.

Current Bond Street group reserve staff would have to work at Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park as well as at the stations that they cover at present. This represents significant extra travelling time for staff, especially those who live in east, north or south London.

Current Leyton group reserve staff would have to work at Wanstead, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Newbury Park and Barkingside as well as at the stations that they cover at present. This more than doubles the number of stations that they work at, making their working lives much more unpredictable and chaotic, and adding significant extra travelling time.

Current Buckhurst Hill group reserve staff would have to work at Fairlop, Hainault, Grange Hill, Chigwell and Roding Valley as well as at the stations that they cover at present. This nearly doubles the number of stations that they work at, making their working lives much more unpredictable and chaotic, and adding significant extra travelling time.

Current Notting Hill group reserve staff would probably be redeployed to either the new Greenford group reserve or the Bond Street group reserve, and may not get to choose which. So they could end up working as far west as Ealing Broadway or West Ruislip, or as far east as Bond Street. This will be a significant change, and will incur a big increase in travelling time and in the unpredictability and inconvenience of their duties.

Current Barkingside group reserve staff would probably be redeployed to either the new Buckhurst Hill group reserve or the Leyton group reserve, and may not get to choose which. So they could end up working as far west as Bethnal Green or as far east as Epping. This will be a significant change, and will incur a big increase in travelling time and in the unpredictability and inconvenience of their duties.

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