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Check before you travel this weekend

Works to improve the Tube, London Overground and DLR for 21 & 22 March 16th March 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 Olympic development work at Stratford.  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 September 2011 due to Network Rail 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 Turnham Green and Richmond stations all weekend due to Network Rail engineering work. Two replacement bus services will operate:
Service A: between Willesden Junction and Richmond via Turnham Green calling at Acton Central, South Acton, Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Kew Gardens station, and Botanical Gardens.
Service B: between Turnham Green and Richmond from 10:00 to 19:00 only, calling at Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury and Botanical Gardens.

The District line will also be suspended between Barking and Upminster. Two replacement bus services will operate:
Service A: between Barking and Dagenham East calling at Upney, Becontree and Dagenham Heathway.
Service B: between Upminster and Barking calling at Dagenham East, Elm Park, Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge

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, or use c2c services for travel between central London and Barking/Upminster, and local bus services where possible.

The Jubilee line on Saturday is suspended between Green Park and Stratford. Two replacement buses will operate:
Service A: between Bank and Canada Water calling at Monument, London Bridge, and Bermondsey.
Service B: between North Greenwich and Stratford calling at Canning Town and West Ham.
Passengers travelling between central London and North Greenwich should travel via Rail Replacement Bus service B, changing at Canning Town, West Ham, or Stratford.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Clapham Common and Oval Tube stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until 2 April because of station improvement works. Please use local bus routes.

The Metropolitan line will be suspended all weekend between Uxbridge and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

The Piccadilly line will be suspended all weekend between Uxbridge and South Harrow.  A rail replacement bus service will operate between Uxbridge and Harrow-on-the-Hill calling intermediately at Hillingdon, Ickenham, West Ruislip,(for Central line connection) Ruislip, Ruislip Manor, Eastcote, Rayners Lane, South Harrow and West Harrow.
Passengers travelling to/from central area stations may find it easier to travel via West Ruislip and the Central line.

On the Piccadilly line, Covent Garden station is closed before 08:00 on Sundays to Thursdays and closed after 23:30 on Sundays to Wednesdays until late March. Please use nearby Leicester Square and Holborn stations.

The Victoria line will be completely suspended all weekend. Two replacement buses will operate:
Service A: 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 Richmond and Willesden Junction all weekend. Rail replacement buses will run between: Richmond – Royal Botanical Gardens – Kew Gardens – Gunnersbury – Chiswick Park – Turnham Green – South Acton – Acton Central – Willesden Junction. 
 
An amended London Overground timetable will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham on Saturday.

London Overground services will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking all day 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 Gospel Oak and Barking 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 Watford Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone on Sunday. Rail replacement buses will run between: Watford Junction – Watford High Street – Bushey – Carpenders Park – Hatch End – Headstone Lane – Harrow & Wealdstone.

London Overground services will be suspended between Willesden Junction  and Gospel Oak on Sunday until 12:30.  Rail replacement buses will run between Willesden Junction – Kensal Rise – Brondesbury Park – Brondesbury –West Hampstead – Hampstead Heath – Gospel Oak.

London Overground services will be suspended on Sunday between Harrow & Wealdstone and Willesden Junction.  Passengers should use the Bakerloo line.

London Overground services will be suspended on Sunday until 12:30 between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on Southern services between Clapham Junction and Shepherd’s Bush and on bus route 220 between Shepherd’s Bush and Willesden Junction.

A Sunday timetable will run between Willesden Junction and Euston with an additional late southbound train departing Willesden Junction at 00:22.

Docklands Light Railway services will be suspended between Westferry and Beckton/Woolwich Arsenal all weekend due to Invest programme works to extend platforms enabling three-carriage trains to be introduced from 2010.
Replacement bus services will operate:
Canary Wharf – North Woolwich Ferry
Canary Wharf – Beckton
Heron Quays – ExCeL western entrance, express (Saturday 21 March 09:00 – 19:00)
Canning Town – ExCeL western entrance, express (Sunday 22 March 09:00 – 17:00)
During this weekend train services will operate:
Bank – Lewisham
Stratford – Lewisham
Tower Gateway – Crossharbour.

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