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Check before you travel! Weekend 03 & 04 January

Plan your journey during the works on the Tube, Overground and DLR 01 January 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 Tube Lines and Metronet Rail. This bulletin now also includes information about the new 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 last year.

Over £1.4bn is being invested in upgrading and extending this network which will require extensive engineering works during the next three years.

A summary of 03 & 04 January weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

LINE STATUS

Bakerloo line Good service.
Central line Good service
Circle line Partly suspended between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Moorgate all weekend.
District line Good service
East London line The line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.
Hammersmith & City line Partly suspended between Edgware Road and Barking all weekend.
Jubilee line Partly suspended between Green Park and Stratford all weekend.
Metropolitan line Partly suspended between Baker Street and Aldgate all weekend.
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.
Piccadilly line Good service
Victoria line Good service
Waterloo & City line Good service. There is no Sunday service

LINE STATUS

London Overground Suspended between Clapham Junction and Kensington (Olympia) all weekend.

LINE STATUS

Docklands Light Railway Good service. Tower Gateway station will be closed until spring 2009.

The Circle line will be partly suspended between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Moorgate stations all weekend due to Network Rail engineering work at Farringdon.

The Hammersmith & City line will be partly suspended between Edgware Road and Barking stations all weekend due to Network Rail engineering work at Farringdon.

The Jubilee line will be partly suspended between Green Park and Stratford stations all weekend due to line upgrade work.

Two replacement bus services will operate:
Service A: Bank – Monument – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water
Service B: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford

The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended between Baker Street and Aldgate stations all weekend due to Network Rail engineering work at Farringdon.

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.

London Overground will be suspended between Clapham Junction and Kensington (Olympia) all weekend. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on any reasonable London Underground route.

London Overground will run a special timetable for services between Kensington (Olympia) and Willesden Junction all weekend.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009 for platform extension and escalator upgrade works.

Once completed, passengers will benefit from:
· More space on platforms
· Longer canopies with increased weather protection
· Easier boarding and alighting from trains
· New energy-saving escalators

During this closure, passengers will need to use alternative routes. For travel planning and advice use Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

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