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Check before you travel! Weekend 13 & 14 Dec

Plan your journey during the works on the Tube, Overground and DLR 12 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 13 & 14 December weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

LINE STATUS
Bakerloo line Good service. Bakerloo trains will not stop at Waterloo station all weekend.
Central line Good service
Circle line Partly suspended between King’s Cross and Moorgate all weekend.
District line Partly suspended between Barking and Upminster all weekend.
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 Good service.
Metropolitan line Partly suspended all weekend between Baker Street and Aldgate stations.
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.
Piccadilly line Good service
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 until13:00. Services will be suspended between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction stations from 19:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday. Services between South Tottenham and Barking will be suspended all weekend.

LINE STATUS
Docklands Light Railway
Partly suspended between Westferry & Beckton/King George V all weekend. Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009

Bakerloo line trains will not be stopping at Waterloo station all weekend.
Circle line will be partly suspended between King’s Cross and Moorgate all weekend.
District line will be partly suspended between Barking and Upminster all weekend.
There will be two replacement bus services running.
Service A: Barking – Upney – Becontree – Dagenham Heathway – Dagenham East
Service B: Barking – Dagenham East – Elm Park – Hornchurch – Upminster Bridge – Upminster

Hammersmith & City line will be partly suspended between Edgware Road and Barking all weekend.
The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended all weekend between Baker Street and Aldgate for 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 December 23 because of station improvement works. Early evening closures at Clapham Common and Oval will resume in the New Year.

London Overground services will be suspended between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction from 19:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on London Underground and South West trains on any reasonable route on Saturday evening and on Sunday. In addition on Sunday only two replacement bus services will run between:
Willesden Junction – Kensington Olympia
Willesden Junction – North Acton

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. On Saturday a special timetable will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham. On Sunday 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 all weekend. Replacement buses will run between South Tottenham, – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Central (for Walthamstow Queen’s Road -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)
DLR Services will be suspended between Westferry & Beckton/King George V all weekend due to Investment Programme works to extend platforms enabling three-carriage trains to be introduced from 2010. Replacement bus services will operate: Canary Wharf – King George V, continuing to North Woolwich Ferry Terminal; Canning Town – Beckton. During this disruption train services will operate: Bank – Lewisham and Stratford – Lewisham.

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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