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Check before you travel on Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 January 2010

Work on to improve Tube, London Overground, Tramlink and DLR


8th January 2010:
Check before you travel on Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 January 2010, as the work is on to improve the Tube, London Overground, London Tramlink and DLR for Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10 January 2010


London Underground (LU) is undertaking a major programme of renewal as part of Transport for London’s Investment Programme, work that is being undertaken by LU and Tube Lines. The work is essential to provide for London’s growing transport needs now and into the future. 

TfL is urging all Londoners and visitors to the city to “check before you travel” at weekends, allowing extra journey time where necessary.

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 up to date on all Transport for London services you can sign up here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/mobileservices/default.asp 
As well as from the TfL website (www.tfl.gov.uk/check) passengers can check before travelling via the London Travel Info 24hrs telephone helpline:  0843 222 1234; and information on posters, leaflets and “Good Service” boards at Tube stations.
 
London Tramlink has no planned work this weekend.
 
London Underground
 
The Bakerloo line will be suspended on Sunday only between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone due to Network Rail engineering work. Replacement buses will be operating between Queen’s Park – Kensal Green – Willesden Green –Harlesden – Stonebridge Park – Wembley Central stations. 
 
The Central line has no planned work this weekend.
 
The Circle line is completely suspended all weekend due to track replacement work. Passengers should use alternative Underground or local bus services.
 
District and Circle 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 Temple or Mansion House stations 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 all weekend between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington due to track replacement work.  Use alternative Tube or local bus services.
 
The East London line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.
 
The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended all weekend between King’s Cross St Pancras and Hammersmith due to Crossrail enabling and track replacement work.  There is a replacement bus service for local journeys only between Hammersmith –Shepherd’s Bush Green – Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) – Latimer Road – Ladbroke Grove – Westbourne Park – Royal Oak – Paddington stations.
 
The Jubilee line is completely suspended this weekend due to line upgrade work. There are four replacement bus services as follows:
Service C (Saturday only): Stanmore – Canons Park – Queensbury – Kingsbury -Wembley Park – Baker Street
Service D: Wembley Park – Neasden – Dollis Hill –  Willesden Green – Kilburn – West Hampstead – Finchley Road – Swiss Cottage – St. Johns Wood – Baker Street
Service E: Waterloo – Southwark – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water
Service F: North Greenwich (for The O2) – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford
Boat Replacement Service: East India pier (for the DLR) – North Greenwich pier (for The O2)
 
The Metropolitan line will be suspended between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate all weekend due to Crossrail enabling and line signalling works.  Passengers should use alternative Underground or the enhanced Chiltern Railway’s services via Marylebone and Harrow-on-the-Hill. There is a bus replacement service for local journeys:
Service A: Harrow-on-the-Hill – Northwick Park – Preston Road – Wembley Park.
 
Archway station on the Northern line closes early from 22:00 Sundays to Thursdays until May 2010 for modernisation work.  Valid tickets will accepted on local buses between Highgate and Tufnell Park.
 
Clapham South and South Wimbledon stations on the Northern line will close early from 22:00 Sundays to Thursday until late April 2010 for improvement works. For Clapham South, passengers should use existing local bus services to and from Clapham Common or Balham. Balham station is in zone three. For South Wimbledon use local bus services.
 
The Piccadilly line has no planned work this weekend.
 
The Victoria line will be suspended from Warren Street to Brixton station on Saturday and from Highbury & Islington to Brixton station on Sunday due to line upgrade work. There will be a bus replacement service for local journeys Victoria – Pimlico – Vauxhall – Stockwell – Brixton. Valid London Underground tickets will also be accepted on National Rail services between Victoria and Brixton.
 
The Waterloo & City line has no planned work on Saturday. It does not run a Sunday service.
 
London Overground
 
Clapham Junction – Willesden Junction
London Overground services will be suspended between Shepherd’s Bush and Willesden Junction on Sunday. Valid Overground tickets will be accepted on local bus routes, 220 between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Willesden Junction and bus route 228 between Shepherd’s Bush station and Willesden Junction.
 
Watford Junction – Euston line
London Overground services will be suspended between Wembley Central and Queen’s Park on Sunday. Between Wembley Central and Queen’s Park replacement buses will be running calling at all stations.
 
Richmond to Stratford line
London Overground services will be suspended between Richmond and Gunnersbury on Sunday. ` Passengers are advised to use the District line.
 
London Overground services will be suspended between Gunnersbury and Gospel Oak on Sunday. Replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury – Acton Central (for South Acton) – Willesden Junction – Kensal Rise – Brondesbury Park – Brondesbury – West Hampstead – Finchley Road & Frognal – Hampstead Heath – Gospel Oak.
 
London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Stratford all weekend.  Replacement buses will run, calling at all stations except Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station, passengers should take the bus from Holloway Tube station instead.
 
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
 
 DLR services at Bank will be suspended until the end of January while work takes place to enable three-carriage trains to operate between Bank and Lewisham from early 2010.

More details are available on line:
 http://www.dlrlondon.co.uk/planned-engineering-works/bank-closure/

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