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Check before you travel: Weekend 4th & 5th July

Works to improve the Tube, London Overground, London Tramlink and DLR 2nd July 2009: There will be no direct Tube service between central London and Heathrow Airport  all weekend due to track replacement work, but passengers can still get there quickly using Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect services. Valid London Underground tickets covering all zones between 1 – 6 will be accepted for these services. 

• For Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 and 5 use the Heathrow Express to and from Paddington

• For Heathrow Terminal 4 use Heathrow Connect to and from Paddington or Ealing Broadway

• There are replacement buses, but these are for local journeys and travellers to and from central London and the airport are advised to use Heathrow Express or Connect services which will be quicker.

For further information please look at the Piccadilly line section below.
 
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.

On the Central line, Wanstead station will be closed from Monday 22 June until the Sunday 30 August 2009 for station improvement works.  From Monday 31 August the station will close early every evening, from 21:00, until mid-October 2009 to facilitate the continuation of the improvement works.

Passengers should use nearby Leytonstone, Snaresbrook and Redbridge stations, which are approximately a 10-15 minute walk away.  Alternatively, regular bus services serve Wanstead station with the 66 and 145 bus routes following the Central line between Redbridge and Leytonstone stations. Valid London Underground tickets will be accepted on all local bus routes.

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 West Kensington and Richmond/Ealing Broadway for track replacement works. Use alternative South West Trains services between Richmond and central London, where valid tickets will be accepted.

The following replacement bus services should be used for local journeys only:

Service A: Hammersmith – Ravenscourt Park – Stamford Brook – Turnham Green – Chiswick Park – Gunnersbury – Acton Town – Ealing Common – Ealing Broadway (for the Central line) – South Ealing – Boston Manor
Service B: Hammersmith – Boston Manor (non-stop)

The East London line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010.

The Jubilee line will be suspended on Saturday between Stratford and Green Park, and the line will be completely suspended on Sunday for line upgrade work.

Use alternative Tube, local bus routes and Riverboat services (1700 – 0015) between North Greenwich (for The O2) and East India Pier (for the DLR) where possible or 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

Service E: Bank – Monument – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water
Service F: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford

The Metropolitan line is suspended between Rickmansworth and Amersham/Chesham(no fast service north of Harrow–on–the–Hill) all weekend for track replacement work. Chiltern Railways will be closed between Marylebone and great Missenden.
Use the following replacement buses:

London Underground service A: Chesham – Amersham – Chalfont & Latimer – Chorleywood – Rickmansworth
Chiltern Railways’ hourly service: Great Missenden – Amersham – Beaconsfield

Valid Underground tickets will also be accepted on Chiltern Railways train services between Beaconsfield and London Marylebone.

The Northern line is suspended between High Barnet and Finchley Central for line upgrade work. Use the following replacement bus service:

Finchley Central – West Finchley – Woodside Park – Totteridge & Whetstone – High Barnet

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.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Warren Street station all weekend while improvement work is carried out.  Use local buses to/from nearby stations.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at King’s Cross St. Pancras station all weekend whilst Channel Tunnel track work is carried out. Use local buses to/from nearby stations.

Piccadilly line trains will be suspended between Hammersmith and Northfield/Ealing Common and between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge stations all weekend while improvement work is carried out.

There is no direct Piccadilly line service between central London and Heathrow Airport. Use the Heathrow Express or Heathrow Connect services from Paddington.  Underground tickets valid for zones 1-6 inclusively, will be accepted on these services.

• For Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 and 5 use the Heathrow Express to and from Paddington

• For Heathrow Terminal 4 use Heathrow Connect to and from Paddington or Ealing Broadway

• Passengers travelling to and from the west London area should use the Central line via Ealing Broadway where possible

• There are replacement buses, but these are purely for local journeys. Weekend road congestion means that for longer journeys alternative rail routes as described should be used.

• Customers travelling between Richmond and central London – to use South West Trains via Waterloo

Use alternative Tube, National Rail or local bus routes where possible. The following replacement buses should be used for local journeys only:

Service A: Hammersmith – Ravenscourt Park – Stamford Brook – Turnham Green – Chiswick Park – Gunnersbury – Acton Town – Ealing Common – Ealing Broadway (for the Central line) – South Ealing – Boston Manor
Service B: Hammersmith – Boston Manor (non-stop)

Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at Wood Green station all weekend while improvement work is carried out. Use local buses to/from nearby stations.

Victoria line trains will not be stopping at Warren Street station all weekend while improvement work is carried out.  Use local buses to/from nearby stations.

London Overground

Richmond to Stratford line

London Overground services will be suspended between Gunnersbury and Gospel Oak on Sunday only.  Replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury – Acton Central – Willesden Junction – Kensal Rise – Brondesbury Park – Brondesbury – West Hampstead – Finchley Road (Underground) – Hampstead Heath – Gospel Oak.

London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Stratford on Sunday only.  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.

Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction

London Overground services will be suspended between Shepherd’s Bush and Willesden Junction on Sunday. Valid London Overground tickets will be accepted on bus route 220 (between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Willesden Junction and on the 228 (between Shepherd’s Bush station and Willesden Junction.

The Docklands Light Railway has no planned works this weekend.

London Tramlink has no planned works this weekend.

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