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Check Before You Travel


The Tube is undergoing a huge and essential programme to upgrade its ageing infrastructure, which is vital to cope with a growing population and to support the economic development and growth of the capital and the UK. This work will continue to improve performance and deliver reliable Tube services for Londoners - with faster and more frequent journeys, fewer delays and, ultimately, 30 per cent more service across the network. 


Improvement works on the Tube, London Overground and Tramlink will take place next weekend

To help passengers get around, a huge range of information is available online, via text, social media and other resources 


 London Underground,  London Overground, Docklands Light Railway and London Tramways.

TfL continues to work hard to keep disruption to a minimum and to provide information and alternative travel options. Londoners and visitors to the city are urged to “check before you travel”, particularly at weekends, and to allow extra journey time where necessary.

TfL has a range of travel tools available to help passengers plan ahead, get travel information on the move and work out the best way home at  The website also provides full bus replacement service information during works.

Passengers can check before travelling using the following tools: 

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Via free mobile and email alerts, available from the TfL website 

Information on posters, leaflets and “service information” boards at Tube stations

The London Travel Info 24hrs telephone helpline: 0843 222 1234

If travelling on Saturday 6 or Sunday 7 October, please check before you travel to see if your journey is affected.  

There are no planned track works on the DLR, Bakerloo, Central, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines.

London Underground

Cannon Street will be closed most Saturdays for redevelopment works until September 2013. Please use nearby Bank, Monument or Mansion House stations. This station is always closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Circle line will be suspended all weekend for track improvement work at Notting Hill Gate station and Crossrail work at Barbican station.  

All weekend the District line will be suspended between Earl’s Court and Edgware Road due to track improvement work at Notting Hill Gate. 

The District line will also be suspended between Aldgate East and Upminster all weekend, except on Saturday from 1400 to 2300 when the suspension will be between Aldgate East and West Ham and between Barking and Upminster. This is for drainage improvement work at Hornchurch and Crossrail work at Whitechapel.

The Hammersmith & City line will be suspended on Saturday until 1030am. The line will then be suspended between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Barking, for the rest of the weekend due to Crossrail work at Barbican and Whitechapel. 

All weekend services will be suspended on the Jubilee line between West Hampstead and Stanmore for Metropolitan line upgrade work at Neasden. 

All weekend the Metropolitan line between Aldgate and Harrow-on-the-Hill will be closed for line upgrade work. Extra Chiltern services will be provided between Marylebone and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Due to station improvement work at Tottenham Court Road and line upgrade works services on the Northern line will be suspended between Charing Cross and Camden Town all weekend. Additionally, services will be suspended on Sunday between Camden Town and High Barnet/Mill Hill East until 8.30am southbound and 9am northbound.

London Overground

Highbury & Islington and Shadwell

London Overground services will be suspended all weekend between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell due to Crossrail work.

Surrey Quays and New Cross

London Overground services will be suspended all weekend between Surrey Quays and New Cross due to Crossrail work.

London Tramlink

All weekend trams will not run between New Addington and Addington Village due to essential works in the King Henry’s Drive area.


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