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Check before you travel! Weekend 29 & 30 Nov

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

26 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 29 & 30 November weekend’s improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and DLR is below.

LINE STATUS
Bakerloo line Good service
Central line Good service, St. Paul’s station will be closed all weekend.
Circle line A reduced 10 minute service will operate 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 Plaistow and Barking.

Jubilee line Partly suspended all weekend between Stanmore and Waterloo.
Metropolitan line Partly suspended all weekend between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate.
Northern line Good service. Northern line trains will not be stopping at Goodge Street and King’s Cross St. Pancras stations 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.
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 and services will be suspended between Dalston Kingsland and Stratford. Services between South Tottenham and Barking will suspended all day on Sunday.

LINE STATUS
Docklands Light Railway Good service. Tower Gateway station is closed until spring 2009

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

The District line will be partly suspended between Barking and Upminster, all weekend due to track replacement work. Two rail replacement bus services operate:

Service A: between Dagenham East and Barking, calling intermediately at Dagenham Heathway, Becontree and Upney.
Service B: between Upminster and Barking, calling intermediately at Upminster Bridge, Hornchurch, Elm Park and Dagenham East.

c2c will be operating a normal train service to/from Fenchurch Street and Barking/Upminster. Passengers are advised to use this service.

The Hammersmith & City line is partly suspended between Plaistow and Barking due to track replacement work. Please use the District line or c2c services

The Jubilee line will be partly suspended all weekend between Stanmore and Waterloo for line upgrade work. Two replacement bus services will operate:
Service A: Between Stanmore and Stonebridge Park (for Bakerloo line trains to/from central London) calling at Canons Park, Queensbury, Kingsbury and Wembley Park.

Service B: Between Wembley Park and Baker Street calling at Neasden, Dollis Hill, Willesden Green, Kilburn, West Hampstead, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, St John’s Wood, Baker Street.

The Metropolitan line will be partly suspended all weekend between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate for track and signalling replacement work. A replacement bus services will operate:
Service C: Between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Wembley Park calling at Northwick Park and Preston Road.

Chiltern Railways are also operating an enhanced service from Harrow–on–the–Hill to Marylebone and you are strongly advised to use this service where possible.

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 Goodge Street and King’s Cross St Pancras stations all weekend due to station improvement works. Please use alternative lines, stations and/or local buses.

London Overground will be suspended between Dalston Kingsland and Stratford until 13:00 on Sunday. Rail replacement buses will run between:
Dalston Kingsland – Hackney Central – Homerton – Hackney Wick – Stratford.
A Sunday timetable will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham with an additional westbound train departing South Tottenham at 23:57.

On London Overground a Sunday timetable will run between Richmond and Stratford, but 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.

London Overground will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking on Sunday. 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)

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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