Station Groups Re-organisation: Details for the Northern Line

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

Edgware - Edgware, Burnt Oak, Colindale, Hendon Central, Brent Cross, Golders Green, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Chalk Farm - 9 stations, c.125 staff

  • This is the current Edgware group, with Chalk Farm added. Currently, Edgware group has 123 staff; Chalk Farm has 14 staff, and its stare of its current group's reserve is around 5. Total = 142. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 17 jobs on these stations.

Finchley Central - High Barnet, Totteridge & Whetstone, Woodside Park, West Finchley, Mill Hill East, Finchley Central, East Finchley, Highgate, Archway, Tufnell Park, Kentish Town - 11 stations, c.125 staff

  • This is the current Finchley Central group, with Kentish Town and Tufnell Park added. Currently, Finchley Central group has 118 staff; Kentish Town has 13, Tufnell Park 13, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 9. Total = 153. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 28 jobs on these stations.

Goodge Street - Camden Town, Mornington Crescent, Euston, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road - 5 stations c.160 staff

  • This is the current Goodge Street group, with Camden Town and Mornington Crescent added. Currently, Goddge Street group has 133 staff; Camden Town has 30, Mornington Crescent 11, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 15. Total = 189. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 29 jobs on these stations.

Oval - Angel, Old Street, Borough, Kennington, Oval, Stockwell, Clapham North - 7 statons, c.140 staff

  • This is the current Oval group, with Clapham Common and Clapham South removed, and Angel and Old Street added. Currently, Oval group has 150 staff (of which 17 are at Clapham Common, 13 at Clapham South, with their share of the group's reserve around 12). Angel has 20 staff, Old Street 18, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 15. Total = 161. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 21 jobs on these stations.

Morden - Morden, South Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Tooting Broadway, Tooting Bec, Balham, Clapham South, Clapham Common - 8 stations, c.140 staff

  • This is the current Morden group with Clapham Common and Clapham South added. Currently, Morden group has 113 staff; Clapham Common has 17, Clapham South 13, and their share of their current group's reserve is around 12. Total = 155. So, management's proposals represent the loss of around 15 jobs on these stations.

Northern line totals - 5 groups, 40 stations, c.690 staff
Current totals - 6 groups, 40 stations, 800 staff
Total loss of jobs on the Northern line = c.110

Current Edgware group reserve staff would have to work at Chalk Farm as well as at the stations that they cover at present. They will incur extra travelling time, and more unpredictability in allocation of duties.

Current Finchley Central group reserve staff would have to work at Tufnell Park and Kentish Town as well as at the stations that they cover at present. They will incur extra travelling time, and more unpredictability in allocation of duties.

Current Camden Town group reserve staff would probably be redeployed to either the Edgware, Finchley Central, Goodge Street or Oval groups, and may not get to choose which. So they could end up working as far north as Edgware or High Barnet, or as far south as Clapham North. This will be a massive change, and will incur a very big increase in travelling time and in the unpredictability and inconvenience of their duties.

Current Goodge Street group reserve staff would have to work at Camden Town and Mornington Crescent as well as at the stations that they cover at present. 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 Oval group reserve staff would either stay with the group, and have to work at Old Street and Angel in addition to stations they cover at present; or may be redeployed to the new Morden group, working on stations as far south as Morden. They may not get to choose which. Either will cause a significant change, and will incur a big increase in travelling time and in the unpredictability and inconvenience of their duties.

Current Morden group reserve staff would have to work at Clapham South and Clapham Common as well as at the stations that they currently work at. This will incur an increase in travelling time and in the unpredictability and inconvenience of their duties, especially for those who live south of Morden.

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