Weekend Tube disruption until July 2012?

Articles, LondonUnlockedEditorComment

I point you to this brilliant piece of reporting from the Standard:

"Figures obtained by the Standard show track, signal and construction work will close or part-suspend many Tube lines every weekend until just before the Olympics.

"When a full service resumes on Saturday, 21 July 2012, there will have been a gap of four years and eight months since Tube bosses last ran a full weekend network."

Which manages to run the gauntlet between staggering and unsurprising in one.

Surely - a question echoed by Christian Wolmar in the article itself - now that TfL runs operations and infrastructure for the network it can better schedule these works?