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Check before you travel! Weekend 06 & 07 Dec

Plan your journey during the works on the Tube, Overground and DLR

05 December 2008. 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 06 & 07 December weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

LINE STATUS
Bakerloo line Partly suspended between Queen’s Park and Willesden Junction stations on Sunday only. Bakerloo trains will not stop at Waterloo station all weekend.
Central line Good service, St. Paul’s station will be closed all weekend.
Circle line Good service
District line Good service
East London line The line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.
Hammersmith & City line Good service
Jubilee line Good service
Metropolitan line Partly suspended all weekend between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge stations.
Northern line Partly suspended between Colindale and Edgware. Trains will not be stopping at Clapham Common and Oval Tube stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until December 23.
Piccadilly line Partly suspended between South Harrow and Uxbridge stations all weekend.
Victoria line Good service
Waterloo & City line Good service. There is no Sunday service

LINE STATUS London Overground 
On Sunday only trains will not call at Caledonian Road & Barnsbury or Canonbury until 13:00. Services will be suspended between Willesden Junction and Euston, and between South Tottenham and Barking all day on Sunday.

LINE STATUS
Docklands Light Railway
 Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009.
Bakerloo line will be partly suspended between Queen’s Park and Willesden Junction stations on Sunday only due to Network Rail engineering works. A rail replacement bus service will operate.

Bakerloo line trains will not be stopping at Waterloo station all weekend.

St. Paul’s station on the Central line will be closed all weekend for station improvement work. Please use nearby Mansion House or Bank stations.

The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended all weekend between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge for track and signalling replacement work. A rail replacement bus service will operate calling at all stations and additionally West Ruislip (for the Central line).

The Northern line will be partly suspended between Colindale and Edgware for station refurbishment work at Edgware. A rail replacement bus service will operate.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Clapham Common and Oval Tube stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until December 23 because of station improvement works. Early evening closures at Clapham Common and Oval will resume in the New Year.

The Piccadilly line will be partly suspended all weekend between South Harrow and Uxbridge stations for track and signalling replacement work. A replacement bus services will run calling at all stations between South Harrow and Uxbridge including West Ruislip for the Central line.

London Overground services will be suspended between Willesden Junction and Queen’s Park on Sunday. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the rail replacement buses which will run between: Willesden Junction – Kensal Green – Queen’s Park.
London Overground services will be suspended between Queen’s Park and Euston. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on London Underground services to and from Queen’s park via Zone One stations.

On London Overground a Sunday timetable will run between Watford Junction and Queen’s Park with an additional northbound train departing Willesden Junction at 00:01.
London Overground trains will not call at Caledonian Road & Barnsbury or Canonbury until 13:00 on Sunday. Change at Highbury & Islington for replacement buses which will run between: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury – Highbury & Islington – Canonbury. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on these replacement buses.

A Sunday timetable will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham with an additional westbound train departing South Tottenham at 23:57.
London Overground will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking on Sunday. Replacement buses will run between South Tottenham, – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Queen’s Road – Walthamstow Central -Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses.

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

TfL advises passengers to check before travelling via the following options:
• The TfL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/tubeworks;
• 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.

Once the works 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 http://www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

TfL advises passengers to check before travelling via the following options:
• The TfL website: www.tfl.gov.uk/tubeworks;
• 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.

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