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‘Check before you travel on February 13 and 14’

 

‘Work on to improve Tube, London Overground, London Tramlink and DLR’

6th  February 2010

Check before you travel on February 13 and 14, Saturday and Sunday, for work is on to improve the Tube, London Underground and London Tramlink.TfL is urging all Londoners and visitors to the city to “check before you travel” at weekends, allowing extra journey time where necessary.

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 up to date on all Transport for London services you can sign up at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/mobileservices/default.asp.

As well as from the TfL website (www.tfl.gov.uk/check) passengers can check before travelling via the following options: The London Travel Info 24hrs telephone helpline:  0843 222 1234; and Information on posters, leaflets and “Good Service” boards at Tube stations.

London Underground
The Bakerloo line will be suspended on Sunday only between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone due to Network Rail engineering work. A replacement bus service will operate between Harrow & Wealdstone and Queen’s Park, calling at all intermediate stations. The Central line has no planned work this weekend.

The Circle line is completely suspended all weekend due to engineering work at Baker Street. Passengers should use alternative Underground or local bus services.

District and Circle 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 Temple or Mansion House stations 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.

Southfields station on the District line will be closed all weekend due to station improvement work. A rail replacement bus service will operate between East Putney and Southfields.

The District line will be suspended all weekend between East Ham and Upminster due to track replacement work. The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended between Edgware Road and King’s Cross St. Pancras and between Plaistow and Barking due to track replacement and engineering work.

Passengers travelling between central London and stations between Upney and Upminster are advised to use c2c train services between Fenchurch Street and Barking, changing there for the Rail replacement bus service C or D.

Passengers travelling between central London and stations between West Ham and Barking are advised to use c2c services from Fenchurch Street.


There will be no rail replacement bus service between Edgware Road and Kings Cross, and passengers are advised to use alternative underground and bus services. Passengers travelling to and from Aldgate station are advised to use Aldgate East instead.

Rail replacement bus services operation: Service B: Between East Ham and Barking. Service C: Calling at Barking, Upney, Becontree, Dagenham Heathway and Dagenham East.Service D: Calling at Barking, Dagenham East, Elm Park, Hornchurch, Upminster Bridge and Upminster.

The East London line is closed for major extension work until summer 2010. The Jubilee line has no planned work this weekend.


The Metropolitan line will be suspended between Aldgate and Wembley Park all weekend due to line signalling works and engineering work at Baker Street .   Passengers travelling between Wembley Park and central London are advised to use Jubilee line services.

Archway station on the Northern line will be closed all weekend for modernisation work. Valid tickets will be accepted on local buses between Highgate and Tufnell Park.   In addition Archway station will close early from 22:00 Sundays to Thursdays until late May 2010 for improvement works.

Clapham South station on the Northern line will be closed all weekend for improvement work. Passengers should use local bus services 50, 155, 249 and 355.

Clapham South and South Wimbledon stations on the Northern line will close early from 22:00 Sundays to Thursdays until late April 2010 for improvement works. For Clapham South, passengers should use existing local bus services to and from Clapham Common or Balham. Balham station is in zone three. For South Wimbledon please use local bus services.

The Victoria line has no planned work this weekend. The Waterloo & City line has no planned work on Saturday.  It does not run a Sunday service.

 London Overground
Clapham Junction – Willesden Junction. London Overground services will be suspended between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sunday.  Rail replacement buses will run, calling at all stations.
Watford Junction – Euston line. London Overground services will be suspended between Watford Junction and Queen’s Park on Sunday.  Replacement buses will run, calling at all stations.
Richmond to Stratford line. London Overground services will be suspended between Richmond and Gunnersbury on Sunday.  Passengers are advised to use the District line.


London Overground services will be suspended between Gunnersbury and Gospel Oak on Sunday. Replacement buses will operate, calling at Gunnersbury – Acton Central (for South Acton) – Willesden Junction – Kensal Rise – Brondesbury Park – Brondesbury – West Hampstead – Finchley Road & Frognal – Hampstead Heath – Gospel Oak.

London Overground services will be suspended between Gospel Oak and Stratford all weekend.  Replacement buses will run calling at all stations except Caledonian Road & Barnsbury station, passengers should take the bus from Holloway Tube station instead.


London Tramlink will be suspended on Line 3 between East Croydon and  New Addington all weekend due to engineering works taking place in Sandilands tunnel.

A special bus service will operate between East Croydon and New Addington, serving all stops except Lebanon Road and Sandilands, (which will be served by trams on the Beckenham and Elmers End lines). Passengers for New Addington line stops are advised to change to a bus at East Croydon.  Valid tickets will also be accepted on local buses.


Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
DLR is suspended between Bank/Tower Gateway to Poplar/West India Quay all weekend while planned engineering work is being carried out. Two bus replacement services will run for local journeys:      Bank – Tower Gateway – Shadwell – Limehouse – Westferry – Canary Wharf. Bank – Tower Gateway – Canary Wharf (Saturday 08:30 – 19:30, Sunday 09:30 -19:30)

DLR is suspended between Canning Town – Beckton all weekend while planned engineering work is being carried out. A bus replacement  service will run for local journeys.
Canning Town – Royal Victoria – Custom House for ExCeL – Prince Regent – Royal Albert – Beckton Park – Cyprus – Gallions Reach – Beckton

Diasporas, Migration and Identities final conference on 10 February

‘Check before you travel on February 13 and 14’