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Check before you travel: Weekend 23rd and 24th May

Works to improve the Tube, London Overground, London Tramlink and DLR 15th May 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 London Underground and Tube Lines.  This bulletin now also includes information about the London Overground network, London Tramlink and Docklands Light Railway.
 
Tube, London Overground, London Tramlink 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, London Tramlink 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 in November 2007. Over £1.4bn is being invested in upgrading and extending this network.

London Tramlink was acquired by Transport for London in June 2008.

TfL’s range of Travel Tools help passengers plan journeys, get travel information on the move and work out the safest way home www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/traveltools 
For free mobile and email alerts to keep them up to date on all Transport for London services they can sign here: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/mobileservices/default.asp 

Apart from the TfL website www.tfl.gov.uk/tubeworks  passengers can check before travelling via the following options:
•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.

London Underground

The Bakerloo line has no planned works this weekend.

The Central line has no planned works this weekend.
Circle and District line trains will not be stopping at Blackfriars station until late 2011 due to Network Rail engineering work. Customers for Blackfriars are advised to use nearby Temple or Mansion House stations and/or local bus route 388. Or they can use London River Services during peak times; piers are a short walk from London Bridge, Tower Hill, Embankment, Westminster and Blackfriars stations.
The District Line will be suspended between Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon on Sunday only until 08:40
Use local bus services.
The East London line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.

The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended between Whitechapel and Barking on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Use alternative District line and c2c routes.

The Hammersmith & City line is also closed between Edgware Road and Hammersmith on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

Use alternative Tube routes or the following replacement bus service:
Paddington – Royal Oak – Westbourne Park – Ladbroke Grove – Latimer Road – Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) – Shepherd’s Bush Green – Hammersmith

On Saturday, the Jubilee line will be closed between Stanmore and London Bridge.  Use alternative Tube and local bus routes where possible and the following replacement buses:

Service C: Stanmore – Canons Park – Queensbury – Kingsbury – Wembley Park
Service D: Wembley Park – Neasden – Dollis Hill – Willesden Green – Kilburn – West Hampstead – Finchley Road

On Sunday only, the Jubilee line will be suspended between North Greenwich and Stratford. Use alternative DLR services and the following replacement bus service: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford.

On Bank Holiday Monday only, the Jubilee line will be suspended between Green Park and Stratford.  Please use alternative Tube, DLR and local bus services where possible or the following replacement buses:
Service E: Bank – Monument – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water
Service F: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford
 
Throughout Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the Metropolitan line will be suspended as follows:
•    No fast services between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Rickmansworth
•    No local services between Northwood and Watford
Chiltern Railways will be suspended between Marylebone and Amersham

Please use the following replacement bus services:
Service A: Northwood – Rickmansworth – Croxley – Watford
Service B: Northwood – Moor Park
Chiltern Railways replacement bus service: Amersham – Beaconsfield
Valid Underground tickets will be accepted on the Chiltern Railways replacement bus and also on their train services between Beaconsfield and London Marylebone.

Throughout Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, the Northern line will be suspended between Finchley Central and High Barnet. Use the following replacement bus service:
Finchley Central – West Finchley – Woodside Park – Totteridge & Whetstone – High Barnet

On the Northern line, Goodge Street station will be closed all weekend. Customers should use local bus services.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Balham and Tooting Broadway stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until 30 July because of station improvement works. Please use local bus routes.

Throughout Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holiday Monday, Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at Hatton Cross and Wood Green stations. Use local bus services.
 
Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at Hyde Park Corner after 22:00 Sundays to Thursdays and before 06:00 Mondays to Fridays until 5 June.

The Victoria line will start up later at 09:30 on Sunday to allow line upgrade works.

A replacement bus service will stop as follows Finsbury Park – Manor House – Seven Sisters – Tottenham Hale – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Central 

There is no replacement bus service between Brixton and Victoria stations on this occasion, as there are adequate existing bus and National Rail services to cope with the number of passengers who normally use the Victoria line during this time on a Sunday morning. Customers using local bus services will be able to connect with Northern line services from Stockwell.

Until 10:00 valid London Underground tickets will be accepted on local buses on all parts of the line and on National Rail services between Walthamstow Central, Seven Sisters, and Liverpool Street, between Brixton and Victoria, and between Vauxhall and Waterloo.

London Overground

Richmond to Stratford line

London Overground services will be suspended between Dalston Kingsland and Stratford on Saturday.  Replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland – Hackney Central – Homerton – Hackney Wick – Stratford.

London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Stratford on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.  Replacement buses, which will run between Hampstead Heath – Mansfield Road (for Gospel Oak) – Kentish Town West – Camden Road –  Highbury & Islington – Canonbury – Dalston Kingsland – Hackney Central – Homerton – Hackney Wick – Stratford.

Gospel Oak to Barking

London Overground will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking on Saturday. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses which will run until 1700 between ; South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Queen’s Road – Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.

London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Barking from 17:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses, which will run between: Gospel Oak –Upper Holloway – Crouch Hill –Harringay Green Lanes – South Tottenham – Blackhorse Road – Walthamstow Queen’s Road – Leyton Midland Road – Leytonstone High Road – Wanstead Park – Woodgrange Park – Barking.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Docklands Light Railway services will be suspended between Westferry and Beckton/Woolwich Arsenal on Friday 22 May from 21:00 due to engineering work in the Canning Town area.
Replacement bus services will operate:
Canary Wharf – North Woolwich Ferry
Canary Wharf – Beckton.

The bus service will not stop at Poplar, East India or Woolwich Arsenal, please use Canary Wharf and Blackwall stations, and North Woolwich Ferry Terminal for Woolwich Arsenal station.

Train services will operate Bank – Lewisham; Tower Gateway – Shadwell; Stratford – Canary Wharf.

DLR services from East India – Prince Regent stations (on the Beckton branch) will be suspended from Saturday 23 May – Friday 29 May inclusive.
This is to allow critical junction work to be carried out at Canning Town, including opening a new ‘flyover’ bridge.

DLR services between East India and London City Airport (on the Woolwich Arsenal branch) will be suspended from Saturday 23 May – Friday 29 May
inclusive.

Replacement bus services will operate (Saturday 23 May to Bank Holiday Monday 25 May):
East India – Prince Regent
Canary Wharf – London City Airport
Canning Town – ExCeL, western entrance, express (Saturday only)
Heron Quays – ExCeL, western entrance, express (Sunday only)
Replacement bus services will operate (Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May)
Canary Wharf – Prince Regent
Canary Wharf – London City Airport
Canning Town – Prince Regent
East India – London City Airport
Canning Town – ExCeL, western entrance, express (Friday 29 May only, 09:00 – 19:00)

DLR services from Westferry – Beckton stations (on the Beckton branch) will be suspended from Saturday 30 May – Monday 1 June inclusive.
This is to allow critical junction work to be carried out at Canning Town, including opening a new ‘flyover’ bridge.

DLR services between Westferry and Woolwich Arsenal (Woolwich Arsenal branch) will be suspended from Saturday 30 May – Monday 1 June
inclusive.

Replacement bus services for 30 & 31 May will operate:
Canary Wharf – North Woolwich Ferry
Canary Wharf – Beckton
Heron Quays – ExCeL, western entrance, express

Bus services will not stop at Poplar, East India or Woolwich Arsenal, please use Canary Wharf and Blackwall stations and North Woolwich Ferry Terminal for Woolwich Arsenal station.  Woolwich Arsenal station passengers can also use Southeastern trains.

For bus replacement details for 1 June call DLR Customer Services on 020 7363 9700 or go to www.dlr.co.uk/improvements.

During these closures valid DLR tickets will be accepted on Southeastern train services from Woolwich to Greenwich and Lewisham, and on London
Underground’s Jubilee line Stratford to Canary Wharf.

London Tramlink

Essential track maintenance on London Tramlink on the Beckenham Junction and New Addington lines necessitates that trams will be unable to run to these points at the following times and dates:

New Addington line

The New Addington route will be suspended between East Croydon and New Addington on Friday, 22 May after 20:00 and on the evenings of Monday 25 May –Thursday 28 May.
 
Replacement buses will run between East Croydon and New Addington serving all stops except Lebanon Road and Sandilands.
 
Beckenham Junction line

The Beckenham route will be suspended between Arena and Beckenham Junction on Saturday 23 May after 21:00 and all day on Sunday 24 May. Trams will run to Elmers End.  Replacement buses will run between Elmers End and Beckenham Junction also serving Birkbeck and Beckenham Road.
 
Valid tram tickets will also be accepted on local buses. Passengers should allow extra time to complete journeys.

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