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Check before you travel! Weekend 15 & 16 Nov.

Plan your journey during the works on the Tube, Overground and DLR 13 November 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 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.
London Overground is a train service acquired by Transport for London last year.

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.

A summary of 15 & 16 November weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

TUBE LINE STATUS
Bakerloo line Good service
Central line Good Service
Circle line The entire line is suspended all weekend.
District line Partly suspended between Embankment and Whitechapel all weekend.
East London line The line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.
Hammersmith & City line Partly suspended between Liverpool Street and Barking, all weekend.
Jubilee line Partly suspended all weekend between Finchley Road and Waterloo.
Metropolitan line Partly suspended between Moorgate and Aldgate stations all weekend.
Northern line Partly suspended between Burnt Oak and Edgware stations all weekend. Northern line trains are not stopping at Goodge Street station all weekend.
Piccadilly line Good service.
Victoria line Good service
Waterloo & City line Good service. There is no Sunday service

LINE STATUS
London Overground
Partly suspended between Willesden Junction and Gospel Oak every day up to and including Sunday 16 November, and between South Hampstead and Euston station Mondays to Saturdays up to and including Saturday 15 November. On Sunday only, also suspended between Highbury & Islington and Stratford (until12:30), Gospel Oak and Barking (all day), Richmond and Willesden Junction (from 16:00), Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction (from 15:30), and there is also no through service between Gospel Oak and Highbury & Islington stations (all day).

LINE STATUS
Docklands Light Railway Partly suspended between Bank to Mudchute/King George V and Beckton and Stratford to Mudchute all weekend.Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009

The Circle line will be partly suspended throughout, all weekend. Please use alternative Tube routes and/or buses.

The District line will be partly suspended between Embankment and Whitechapel all weekend for track replacement work. A reduced service will operate on the rest of the District line all weekend.
The Hammersmith & City line will be partly suspended between Liverpool Street and Barking for track replacement work. A revised service will operate between Hammersmith and Liverpool Street all weekend.
The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended all weekend between Moorgate and Aldgate for track replacement work. Trains will terminate/start at Moorgate.
A rail replacement bus service will operate between Liverpool Street and Whitechapel, calling at Aldgate and Aldgate East.
The Jubilee line will be partly suspended all weekend between Finchley Road and Waterloo for line upgrade work, with a reduced service on the rest of the line.
Please use alternative Tube routes and/or buses.
The Northern line will be partly suspended all weekend between Burnt Oak and Edgware for station improvement and signalling work. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Edgware and Burnt Oak.
Northern line trains will not be stopping at Goodge Street station all weekend due to station improvement works. Please use nearby stations and/or local buses.

London Overground will be suspended between Willesden Junction and Gospel Oak every day up to and including Sunday 16 November, and between South Hampstead and Euston station Mondays to Saturdays up to and including Saturday 15 November. This is due to Network Rail carrying out extensive engineering work on the London Overground network.
During this time an alternative train route will be in place between Watford Junction and Stratford via South Hampstead and Camden Road. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on rail replacement buses, which will run during these closures. For more information please pick up an ‘Alternative services’ leaflet available at your station.

On Sunday only, also suspended between Highbury & Islington and Stratford, Gospel Oak and Barking, Richmond and Willesden Junction, Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, and there is also no through service between Gospel Oak and Highbury & Islington stations.

On London Overground there will be no through service between Gospel Oak and Highbury & Islington on Sunday. Replacement buses will run in both directions between Gospel Oak – Kentish Town West – Camden Road. Change at Camden Road for train services to Highbury & Islington.

A special timetable will run on Sunday until 12:30 in both directions between Willesden Junction and Highbury & Islington calling at Kensal Green, Queen’s Park, Kilburn High Road, South Hampstead and Camden Road but not Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (change at Highbury & Islington for replacement buses to Caledonian Road & Barnsbury).

London Overground will be suspended between Highbury & Islington and Stratford on Sunday until 12:30. Replacement buses will run in both directions between Highbury & Islington – Canonbury – Dalston Kingsland – Hackney Central – Homerton – Hackney Wick – Stratford.

London Overground will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Barking on Sunday. Replacement buses will run in both directions between Gospel Oak – Upper Holloway – Crouch Hill – Harringay Green Lanes – South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Central (for Walthamstow Queen’s Road) – Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.

London Overground will be suspended between Richmond and Willesden Junction on Sunday from 16:00.

Use the District line between Richmond and Gunnersbury. Replacement buses will run in both directions as follows:
Gunnersbury – South Acton – Acton Central – Willesden Junction
Last northbound train will depart from Richmond at 15:38. Last southbound train will depart Willesden Junction at 16:01.

London Overground will be suspended between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sunday from 15:30. Replacement buses will run between:
Clapham Junction – West Brompton –Kensington (Olympia) – Shepherd’s Bush – Willesden Junction.
Last southbound train will depart from Willesden Junction at 15:21.
Last northbound train will depart from Clapham Junction at 15:48.
Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
DLR services will be partly suspended between Bank to Mudchute/King George V and Beckton and Stratford to Mudchute all weekend due to Investment Programme works to extend platforms enabling three-carriage trains to be introduced from 2010.

Replacement bus services will operate:
* Bank express – Canary Wharf and all stations to King George V
* Bank – Island Gardens
* Stratford – Island Gardens
* Canning Town – Beckton

The bus service will not stop at West India Quay, Poplar, Heron Quays, South Quay & East India please use Canary Wharf & Blackwall stations. A ticket or Oyster card valid on DLR is required before boarding the bus.
During this disruption train services will operate:
* Mudchute – Lewisham

For further information call DLR Customer Services on 020 7363 9700 or visit www.dlr.co.uk/improvements.
Passengers are advised to allow extra time for their journey during these works.

Docklands Light Railway Tower Gateway temporary closure

Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009 for platform extension and escalator upgrade works.
During this closure, passengers will need to use alternative routes. For travel planning and advice use Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk/journeyplanner

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

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

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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