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Works to improve the Tube, London Overground and DLR for weekend 18 & 19 April

6th April 2009: London Underground (LU) is undertaking a major programme of renewal as part of Transport for London’s Investment Programme. The work will be undertaken by London Underground and Tube Lines.  This bulletin now also includes information about the London Overground network and Docklands Light Railway.
 
Tube, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway improvement works will inevitably result in some disruption for passengers, but TfL is working hard to provide information and alternative travel options. The work is essential to provide for London’s growing transport needs now and into the future. 
 
TfL is urging all Londoners and Tube, London Overground and DLR passengers to “check before you travel” at weekends, allowing extra journey time where necessary.
 
TfL’s Improvement Works media bulletin is issued weekly and summarises all the forthcoming weekend’s work and provides links to more detailed information.
 
London Overground is a train service acquired by Transport for London in November 2007.
 
Over £1.4bn is being invested in upgrading and extending this network which will require extensive engineering works during the next three years.

TfL’s range of Travel Tools help passengers plan journeys, get travel information on the move and work out the safest way home www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/traveltools 
For free mobile and email alerts to keep them up to date on all Transport for London services they can sign here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/mobileservices/default.asp 

Apart from the TfL website www.tfl.gov.uk/tubeworks  passengers can check before travelling via the following options:
•The London Travel Info 24hrs telephone helpline: 020 7222 1234;
•BBC Ceefax, page 436, or ITV’s Teletext, page 164; and
•Information on posters, leaflets and “Good Service” boards at Tube stations.

London Underground

The Bakerloo line has no planned works.

The Central line will be suspended between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone on Sunday only due to Network Rail work. A replacement bus service will run between Stratford and Leytonstone calling at Leyton. Another replacement bus service will operate between Stratford and Leytonstone non stop. Customers are advised to use National Rail services between Liverpool Street and Stratford or Ilford.
Circle and District line trains will not be stopping at Blackfriars station until late 2011 due to Network Rail engineering work. Customers for Blackfriars are advised to use nearby Temple or Mansion House stations and/or local bus route 388. Or they can use London River Services during peak times; piers are a short walk from London Bridge, Tower Hill, Embankment, Westminster and Blackfriars stations.
The District line will be suspended between Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon stations on Sunday due to Network Rail engineering work.  A rail replacement bus service will run as follows: Southfields – Wimbledon Park – Wimbledon – South Wimbledon (for the Northern line).
The District line will also be suspended between Barking and Upminster stations all weekend.

The East London line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.

The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended between Plaistow and Barking all weekend. Passengers should use the District line instead.

The Jubilee line will be suspended on Saturday between Green Park and Stratford. Two replacement bus services will operate as follows:
Service A: Bank – Monument – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water.
Service B: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford.

There is no planned work on the Metropolitan line all weekend.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Balham and Tooting Broadway stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until 30 July because of station improvement works. Please use local bus routes.

Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at Wood Green Tube station all weekend while station improvement work is carried out.

The Victoria line will be suspended between Highbury & Islington and Brixton on Saturday, and the whole line will be completely suspended on Sunday. Two replacement buses will operate:
Service A (Sunday only): between Walthamstow Central and Finsbury Park, calling at all intermediate stations and additionally at Manor House (for the Piccadilly line).
Service B: between Victoria and Brixton, calling at all intermediate stations.

London Overground

London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Barking from 17:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday. Rail replacement buses will run between: Gospel Oak –Upper Holloway – Crouch Hill –Harringay Green Lanes – South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Queen’s Road – Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.

London Overground services will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking on Saturday. Rail replacement buses will run between: South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Queen’s Road – Leyton Midland Road Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.

London Overground services will be suspended between Richmond and Gunnersbury on Sunday. Passengers should use the District line.

London Overground services will be suspended on Sunday between Gunnersbury and Stratford. Two rail replacement buses will be running between Gunnersbury and Stratford calling at:
Gunnersbury – Acton Central – Willesden Junction – Kensal Rise – Brondesbury Park – Brondesbury – West Hampstead – Finchley Road – Hampstead Heath – Gospel Oak

Hampstead Heath – Mansfield Road – Kentish Town West – Camden Road – Highbury & Islington – Canonbury – Dalston Kingsland – Hackney Central – Homerton – Hackney Wick – Stratford.

London Overground services will be suspended between Shepherd’s Bush and Willesden Junction.  Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on bus route 220 between Shepherd’s Bush Green – Willesden Junction.

Docklands Light Railway

Dockland Light Railway (DLR) services will be suspended between Bank & Mudchute,  between Bank/Tower Gateway & Canning Town, between Stratford & Mudchute, and between Canning Town and Beckton all weekend due to Investment Programme works to extend platforms enabling three-carriage trains to be introduced from 2010.

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