Works to improve the Tube, London Overground and DLR

Important information for the weekend Saturday and Sunday 28 & 29 March 2009 23rd 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 

For free mobile and email alerts to keep them up to date on all Transport for London services they can sign-up here: 

Apart from the TfL website  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

The Central line will be suspended between Liverpool Street and Leytonstone on Sunday only due to Network Rail engineering 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.

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 Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon stations all weekend due to Network Rail engineering work.  A rail replacement bus service will run between Wimbledon – Wimbledon Park – Southfields – South Wimbledon stations (for Northern line services to and from central London).

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

The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith stations, and between Whitechapel and Barking stations due to track replacement all weekend.
A replacement bus service will operate: Hammersmith – Goldhawk Road – Shepherd’s Bush Green – Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) station – Latimer Road – Ladbroke Grove – Westbourne Park – Royal Oak – Paddington – Edgware Road.
Between Whitechapel and Barking passengers should use the District line instead, or use c2c services for travel between central London and Barking/Upminster, and local bus services where possible.

The Jubilee line on Saturday only is suspended between Green Park and Stratford stations due to line upgrade work. Two replacement bus services will operate:
Service A: Bank – Monument – London Bridge – Bermondsey – Canada Water
Service B: North Greenwich – Canning Town – West Ham – Stratford.

On Sunday only Jubilee line trains will not stop at Waterloo station due to station improvement works please use Northern and Bakerloo lines to access Waterloo.

The Metropolitan line will be suspended all weekend between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Northwood due to track replacement work. A replacement bus service will operate Harrow–on–the–Hill – North Harrow – Pinner – Northwood Hills – Northwood.

Chiltern Railways will also be suspended between Amersham and Marylebone.
An hourly Chiltern Railways shuttle train service will operate between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Amersham calling at all stations

On the Northern line, Goodge Street station will be closed all weekend for improvement work please use 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.

There are no planned works on the Piccadilly line this weekend.

The Victoria line will be completely suspended all weekend for line upgrade work. 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 Gospel Oak and Barking for Network Rail engineering work, all weekend. 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.

Docklands Light Railway
There are no planned works on the Docklands Light Railway this weekend.

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