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Transport for London Update – 20th March 2020

Transport for London would like to thank you for following the government’s advice not to travel unless your
journey is absolutely necessary. 

Ridership on services has fallen dramatically over the last few weeks. This is helping fight the spread of the
virus, protecting the NHS and maintaining safe and reliable transport for health, logistics and other critical workers. 

Only travel if your journey is absolutely essential. If you do travel, follow the expert advice on hand washing and
other health measures. Transport for London are running reduced services and closing a number of stations, and
also still need to undertake essential engineering work at weekends.

However if you need to travel, this information will help you get around London around the, 21st and 22nd March,
and the following week.

Always check Journey Planner and use travel tools to plan your journey.

Please continue to help Transport for London and their hardworking staff maintain this action in the weeks and
months ahead.

Stay safe and only travel if it is absolutely essential.


Changes to services

From Friday 20 March, the Waterloo & City line will be closed and there will be no Night Tube or Night Overground
services until further notice.

From Monday 23 March, Transport for London will also gradually reduce other services across the TfL network. 

Their extensive night bus service will continue, in order to provide critical workers with a reliable night option as
they continue to support the city throughout Covid-19.

These measures allow them to keep helping critical workers make their essential journeys, and keep the most
used stations and services open and running.

For the latest information on what Transport for London are doing to tackle Coronavirus on our network, check
back to their Covid-19 page


London Underground


Bakerloo Line

From 23:00 on Saturday 21 until 09:30 on Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Stonebridge Park and
Harrow. This is due to Network Rail engineering work. Use local buses and plan your journey.

Metropolitan Line

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Wembley Park and Aldgate. This is due to
track replacement work. Use alternative Tube or local bus routes.

Northern Line

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Moorgate and Kennington. This is due to
Bank station works. Use alternative Tube or local bus routes.

See the latest status updates on London Underground, including a map of closures.

London Overground

Network Rail is carrying out work which will affect the following London Overground services. 

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between:

  • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon. Rail replacement buses will run between New Cross Gate and West
    Croydon via Crystal Palace
  • Romford and Upminster. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370
  • Euston and Watford Junction between 23:00 on Saturday and 09:30 on Sunday. Use local buses and plan your journey

On Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven
Sisters)/Chingford until 10:15. Use alternative Tube or local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between
Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt, and also between Hackney Downs and Chingford. 

From Monday 23 until Thursday 26 March, there will be no service between:

  • Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:30 each night. Use alternative Tube or local bus
    routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt

Sydenham and West Croydon after 23:30. The last two trains to West Croydon, from Highbury & Islington (23:17)
and from Dalston Junction (23:38) will not run. Use local buses to continue your journey.

DLR

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Bank and Shadwell. This is due to Bank
station works. Use local bus route 15 to Tower Hill to access the District line at Tower Hill. Alternatively, use DLR
services to Tower Gateway and walk to nearby Tower Hill station.

TfL Rail

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. This is due to
track work, overhead line enhancement and Crossrail station works. Rail replacement buses will run between Stratford
and Romford, and between Newbury Park and Shenfield.

See an overview of planned track closures for the next six months.

See the latest status updates on London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Trams, including a map of closures and
information about rail replacement buses.

Buses and Roads

Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but
buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

London Bridge – Until 31 October 2020, London Bridge is closed to general traffic (except buses, licensed taxis,
motorcyclists and cyclists). Diversions are in place and there are changes to the junction either side of the bridge.
Please take extra care when driving while all users, including pedestrians, get used to the new layout. 

Drivers using Blackfriars Bridge or Tower Bridge should expect queues while crossing the river. Travel outside of peak
times and use alternative river crossings including Vauxhall, Westminster and Lambeth bridges where possible for an
easier journey. This is for essential maintenance works being carried out by the City of London Corporation.
Please visit our London Bridge works page for more information.

Purley – Until Monday 6 April, there will be a number of phased road closures on Brighton Road every night between
21:00 and 05:00. This is due to resurfacing works on the roundabout system.

Clapham – Until Monday 30 March, Clapham High Street will have various restrictions in place between Clement
Avenue and Edgeley Road every night from 20:00 until 05:00. This is for works to modernise the pedestrian crossing.
There will be lane restrictions and temporary traffic lights on some nights during the works.

North Circular Road – From Monday 23 until Friday 27 March, North Circular Road will have various restrictions in both
directions between Abbey Road and Blackmore Drive each night from 22:00 until 05:00. This is for railway bridge
inspection works.

On Monday 23 March, lanes three and four will be closed westbound overnight. On Tuesday 24 March, lanes one and
two will be closed westbound
overnight. On Wednesday 25 March, lanes three and four will be closed eastbound overnight. On Thursday 26 March,
lanes one and two will be closed eastbound overnight.

Chiswick High Road – From 09:30 on Tuesday 24 until 18:00 on Saturday 28 March, lane one on Chiswick High Road
will be closed. This is due to Cadent Gas works. 

White City – Until Sunday 22 March, the A40 will be closed westbound from the A3220 roundabout to Perryn Road
every night between 22:00 and 05:00. This is for cycling and walking improvement works between Acton and Wood Lane.
Diversions will be in place. Consider taking the A4 if driving from central London. Plan your journey ahead of time.
Find out how your bus may be affected by visiting our  status updates page.

Check whether your bus is affected.

See the latest status updates on road travel.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:

  • Old Brompton Road, Kensington – for utility works
  • Harrowby Road, Westminster – due to road resurfacing work
  • Hereford Road, Westminster – for utility works
  • Vauxhall Street, Lambeth – for utility works
  • Kensington Gore, Westminster – due to a power outage

Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.

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Published: 20th March 2020

Source: Transport for London