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Check before you travel! Weekend 22 & 23 Nov

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

20 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 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 22 & 23 November weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

UNDERGROUND LINE STATUS
Bakerloo line Good service
Central line Good Service
Circle line The entire line is suspended all weekend.
District line Partly suspended between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, and between Earl’s Court and Embankment all weekend.


East London line The line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.
Hammersmith & City line Good service An enhanced train service will run on the Hammersmith & City Line all weekend every 5 minutes between Hammersmith and Whitechapel with alternate trains operating to/from Barking every 10 minutes.
Jubilee line Partly suspended all weekend between North Greenwich and Stratford.
Metropolitan line Partly suspended all weekend between Wembley Park and Uxbridge and between Wembley Park and Northwood


Northern line Good service. Northern line trains are not stopping at Moorgate station all weekend. Trains will not be stopping at Clapham Common and Oval Tube stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until December 23. Early evening closures at Clapham Common and Oval will resume in the New Year.
Piccadilly line Good service. There will be an enhanced service on the Rayners Lane branch with trains to/from Uxbridge every 10 minutes. But trains will not stop at Osterley station 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 until13:00 and services will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking all day

LINE STATUS
Docklands Light Railway DLR services will be suspended between Stratford & Mudchute and Westferry & Mudchute all weekend and Canning Town & King George V on Sunday 23 November. Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009

The Circle line will be completely suspended all weekend. Please use alternative Tube routes and/or buses.
The District line will be partly suspended between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington and between Earl’s Court and Embankment all weekend. Please use alternative Tube lines or buses.
Avoid changing trains at Bank/Monument at all times. Please use alternative Tube and DLR routes where possible. Interchange from the Circle and District lines at Monument station, to all lines at Bank station, is at street level only. Please use Mansion House or Cannon Street stations, from which Bank station is a short walk.
An enhanced train service will run on the Hammersmith & City Line all weekend every 5 minutes between Hammersmith and Whitechapel with alternate trains operating to/from Barking every 10 minutes.
The Jubilee line will be partly suspended all weekend between North Greenwich and Stratford. A replacement bus service operates between North Greenwich and Stratford calling at Canning Town and West Ham.
The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended all weekend between Wembley Park and Uxbridge and between Wembley Park and Northwood.

Two rail replacement bus services will operate as follows:

Service A: between Rayners Lane and Wembley Park calling at North Harrow, West Harrow, Harrow-on-the-Hill, Northwick Park and Preston Road.
Service B: Wembley Park non-stop to Harrow-on-the-Hill, West Harrow, North Harrow, Pinner, Northwood Hills and Northwood.
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.
Northern line trains will not be stopping at Moorgate station all weekend due to station improvement works. Please use nearby stations and/or local buses. Avoid changing trains at Bank/Monument at all times. Please use alternative Tube and DLR routes where possible

Piccadilly line trains will not stop at Osterley station all weekend. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Osterley and Hounslow East.
There will be an enhanced service on the Piccadilly line on the Rayners Lane branch with trains to/from Uxbridge every 10 minutes
London Overground will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking on Sunday. Rail replacement buses will run between:
South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Central – Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.
A Sunday timetable will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham with an additional westbound train departing South Tottenham at 23:57.
On Sunday London Overground trains will not call at Caledonian Road & Barnsbury or Canonbury until 13:00. Change at Highbury & Islington for replacement buses which will run in between: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury – Highbury & Islington – Canonbury. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on these replacement buses.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
DLR services will be suspended between Stratford & Mudchute and Westferry & Mudchute all weekend and Canning Town & King George V on Sunday 23 November. This is due to Investment Programme works to extend platforms enabling three-carriage trains to be introduced from 2010, and engineering works relating to the Woolwich Arsenal extension. Replacement bus services will operate: Stratford – Island Gardens; Westferry to Island Gardens express via Canary Wharf; Canning Town – King George V, continuing to North Woolwich Ferry Terminal (Sunday only).
During this disruption train services will operate: Bank – King George V (Saturday only); Bank – Prince Regent (Sunday only); Bank – Beckton and Mudchute – Lewisham. For further information call DLR Customer Services on 020 7363 9700 or visit www.dlr.co.uk/improvements.
Docklands Light Railway Tower Gateway temporary closure
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 .

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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