A councillor has demanded the presence of TfL representatives at a scrutiny meeting to explain persistent delays along their network.

Councillor Khayer Chowdhury, of Valentine’s ward, has invited Transport for London representatives to an external scrutiny meeting at Redbridge town hall on Thursday and has asked the company to explain delays on the Central line underground service in person.

The councillor took to Twitter to announce his decision to hold TfL to account for delays that have caused frustration for him, his colleagues and many Redbridge constituents.

Mr Chowdhury wrote: “I have asked for representatives of Transport for London to attend next week’s External Scrutiny Panel to answer my questions about the current state of the line: daily delays, melting heat, and unclean trains.”

To accompany his comments, the councillor shared an official Central line update from TfL on Twitter from 9am on July 6, which said: “UPDATE: We’re now operating with severe delays to all destinations on the line. This is due to a signal failure at White City – we have staff on site working to resolve the signalling problem.”

On June 25, fellow councillor and cabinet member for homes and homelessness Cllr Farah Hussain also took to Twitter to voice her frustration about issues on the line.

She wrote: “Currently sitting on the stickiest bus known to man 1 hour 45 mins into my journey home. Still got 15 mins on the bus and a 15 mins walk to go. Well done Central line, you’ve out done yourself this time.”

Chris Taggart, head of Central line operations for London Underground, said: “I’d like to apologise to customers on the eastern section of the Central line for the delays they have experienced recently.

“We are investing £130 million in our Central line trains to reduce delays and make the line more reliable for our customers.

“We have already carried out an extensive overhaul of the fleet, replacing any life-expired parts. Installing new train motors is the next phase of this work and will mean we can deliver a more reliable service to our customers, which in turn will boost capacity.”

If residents or commuters have any specific questions that they would like Cllr Chowdhury to ask TfL, please email him on: Khayer.chowdhury@redbridge.gov.uk.