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Works to improve the Tube, London Overground and DLR for weekend 14 & 15 March 2009

10th March 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 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 in November 2007.
Over £1.4bn is being invested in upgrading and extending this network which will require extensive engineering works during the next three years.

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

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 Central line will be suspended between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone on Sunday only due to Olympic development work at Stratford.  A replacement bus service will run between Stratford and Leytonstone calling at Leyton. Another replacement bus service will operate between Stratford and Leytonstone non stop. Customers are advised to use National Rail services between Liverpool Street and Stratford or Ilford.

Central line trains are not be stopping at St. Paul’s station all weekend. Passengers should use Bank or Mansion House stations.

Circle and District line trains will not be stopping at Blackfriars Station until September 2011 due to Network Rail 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 Turnham Green and Richmond stations all weekend due to track replacement work. Two replacement bus services operate:
Service A: between Willesden Junction and Richmond via Turnham Green calling at Acton Central, South Acton, Turnham Green, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Kew Gardens station, and Botanical Gardens.
Service B: between Turnham Green and Richmond from 10:00 to 19:20 only, calling at Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury and Botanical Gardens.

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

The Hammersmith & City line has no planned works this weekend.

The Jubilee line has no planned works this weekend.

The Metropolitan line has no planned works this weekend.

On the Northern line, Goodge Street station is closed all weekend.  Passengers should use local buses and nearby Tottenham Court Road station.

Northern line trains will not be stopping at Clapham Common and Oval Tube stations from 22:00 every evening Sundays to Thursdays until 2 April because of station improvement works. Please use local bus routes.

On the Piccadilly line, Covent Garden station is closed before 08:00 on Sundays to Thursdays and closed after 23:30 on Sundays to Wednesdays until late March. Please use nearby Leicester Square and Holborn stations.

The Victoria line will be completely suspended on Sunday. Two replacement buses will operate:
Service A: between Walthamstow Central and Finsbury Park, calling at all intermediate stations and additionally at Manor House (for the Piccadilly line).
Service B: between Victoria and Brixton, calling at all intermediate stations

London Overground

London Overground services will be suspended between Richmond and Willesden Junction all weekend. Rail replacement buses will run between: Richmond – Royal Botanical Gardens – Kew Gardens – Gunnersbury – Chiswick Park – Turnham Green – South Acton – Acton Central – Willesden Junction. 
 
An amended London Overground timetable will run between Gospel Oak and Barking on Saturday.

London Overground services will be suspended between South Tottenham and Barking all day on Saturday. Rail replacement buses will run 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 all day on Sunday. Rail replacement buses 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.

London Overground services will be suspended between Watford Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone on Sunday. Rail replacement buses will run between: Watford Junction – Watford High Street – Bushey – Carpenders Park – Hatch End – Headstone Lane – Harrow & Wealdstone.

London Overground services will be suspended on Sunday between Harrow & Wealdstone and Willesden.  Passengers should use the Bakerloo line.

A Sunday timetable will run between Willesden Junction and Euston with an additional late southbound train departing Willesden Junction at 00:22.

Docklands Light Railway has no planned works this weekend.

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