Thursday 28 March 2019

Transport for London - this weekend, 30 and 31 March

TfL email update

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 30 and 31 March, and the following week.

Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. 
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
On Saturday 30 March at 17:30, a test event is taking place at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in White Hart Lane.

Victoria line, London Overground, rail and bus services in the area are expected to be very busy before and after the event. If you are using London Overground services, you are advised to board at Liverpool Street as northbound London Overground services arriving at Seven Sisters station are expected to be full between 14:30 and 16:30. If you attempt to change from the Victoria line to the London Overground at Seven Sisters, you will need to exit the station and use an alternative entrance via Birstall Road to prevent overcrowding.

If you are travelling to the match there is a signed walking route to the stadium from Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and White Hart Lane stations. National Rail services serving Northumberland Park station will be closed due to planned engineering work.

All traffic, including bus routes 149, 192, 259, 318, 341, 349 and W3 will be diverted from Tottenham High Road as early as 15:00 and as late as 20:45.

After the event, managed queuing systems will be in place to re-enter local stations. During this time, bus stop D on Tottenham High Road outside Seven Sisters station will be suspended. Customers should use bus stop B for the 259 and 279 or bus stop C for all other routes.

Please allow for a longer journey. For more information, visit the Tottenham Hotspur website.
London Underground
District line
On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon. This is due to track replacement work. Rail replacement buses will run.
Victoria line
From 00:30 on Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Victoria and Brixton, and there will be no Night Tube on Saturday night. A reduced service will run between Victoria and Walthamstow Central. This is due to track replacement in the Brixton area. Use bus routes 2 and N2 and Northern line services to and from Stockwell, or National Rail services between Victoria and Brixton.

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

There will be a reduced service between Gospel Oak and Barking until further notice. This is due to a lack of available trains. On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, trains will run about every 30 minutes.

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between:
  • Hackney Downs and Chingford. This is due to Network Rail infrastructure work. Rail replacement buses will run
  • Romford and Upminster. This is due to Crossrail construction work. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370
On Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run.
On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Bank and Shadwell. This is due to station improvement work at Bank and over site development work at Royal Mint Street. Use DLR services to and from Tower Gateway.
London Trams
Today, Thursday 28 March, there is a strike on the London Tram network by members of the ASLEF union. Trams are running every eight minutes until 20:00 between Wimbledon and East Croydon only. From 20:00, trams will run every 15 minutes. Normal service will resume tomorrow, Friday 29 March. Visit our tram strike page for more information.

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Addiscombe and Birkbeck / Elmers End. This is due to ballast and track replacement work. Tram replacement buses will run between East Croydon and Birkbeck / Elmers End.
TfL Rail

On Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. This is due to overhead line renewal work. Rail replacement buses will run between Stratford and Romford, and between Chadwell Heath and Shenfield, also stopping at Newbury Park.

On Sunday 31 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 until 07:30. This is due to Crossrail work. Use local buses or the Piccadilly line for Heathrow.

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

To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be in place in central London from 8 April 2019, replacing the T-charge. Most vehicles will need to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel within the area of the ULEZ.

The daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, seven days a week, every day of the year, within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone. Your vehicle may not meet the ULEZ standards even if it meets the current Low Emission Zone standards. The ULEZ charge will be in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge and the London-wide LEZ charge.

Check if your vehicle is compliant.

For more information, visit our ULEZ web page.

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

A40 at Acton - From 8 April until late 2019, the A40 will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes for westbound traffic and the speed limit will be reduced from 40mph to 30mph for safety reasons. This is for works to build walking and cycling improvements between Acton and Wood Lane. Drivers should expect delays while travelling westbound, especially during afternoon peak periods (weekdays 14:00 to 18:00). Please consider retiming your journeys to outside afternoon peak periods. One of the best ways to make journeys to and from the area will be by the Tube. For more information, visit our Acton Wood Lane page.

Highbury Corner - From 20:00 on Friday 5 until 05:00 on Monday 8 April, A1 Upper Street will be closed to all traffic at Highbury Corner and the A1 Holloway Road will be southbound only while carriageway resurfacing works are completed. These works are to prepare for the switch to two-way traffic at Highbury Corner on the Easter bank holiday weekend. If you normally use the A1 to travel in to and out of central London, using the A5, A10 or A41 could mean a quicker journey during these works. For more information visit our Highbury Corner page.

Westminster - From 12:00 until 23:00 on Friday 29 March, there will be a demonstration at St Margaret Street by Old Palace Yard and College Green. Delays are expected.

Westminster - From 16:00 until 19:00 on Friday 29 March, up to 5,000 people will form up on Parliament Square for a demonstration. From 20:00 until 01:00 that night, a group will form up on Parliament Square for a second demonstration. Delays are expected.

Trafalgar Square - From 11:00 until 17:00 Saturday 30 March, a group will form up at Trafalgar Square for a demonstration. Delays are expected.

Cambridge Heath - From 12:00 until 14:00 on Saturday 30 March, a group will form up on Cambridge Heath Road at the junction of Roman Road. This junction will be blocked to traffic by the Metropolitan Police.

Vauxhall - From 08:30 until 16:30 on Sunday 31 March, Albert Embankment will be closed southbound and reduced to a single lane northbound. This is due to a crane operation.

Hounslow - From 11:00 until 18:30 on Sunday 31 March, there will be various road closures and traffic holds in the Hounslow area. From 11:00, a large group will form up on Hibernia Road. From 13:00, there will be a procession along Staines Road, Wellington Road North, Bath Road, Martindale Road, Staines Road and back to Hibernia Road. These roads will be closed and local buses will be diverted away from the route of the procession.

Wembley Stadium - From 13:30 until 18:30 on Sunday 31 March, Wembley Stadium will host the Checkatrade Trophy Final football match between Portsmouth and Sunderland, with kick off at 14:30. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected are the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium.

Central London - From Sunday 31 March until late 2019, Cannon Street will be closed in both directions between King William Street and Queen Victoria Street. Traffic will be on diversion but delays are expected. Use alternative routes where possible. This is due to Cadent Gas main replacement works.

Marylebone - From 08:00 on Monday 1 until 17:00 on Friday 12 April, Baker Street will be closed between Dorset Street and Blandford Street. From 08:00 on Monday 1 April until 17:00 on Friday 10 May, Portman Mews south will be closed between Granville Place and Portman Street. From 17:00 on Monday 1 until 17:00 on Friday 12 April, Portman Street will be closed southbound between Portman Square and Granville Place. All traffic will be diverted around the closures. This is to complete works for the Baker Street two-way scheme.

Check whether your bus is affected.

See the latest status update on road travel.
Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
  • Rodney Street, Angel, for health and safety reasons
  • Queen's Circus, Battersea, due to utility works
  • Butler Place, Westminster, due to a power outage
  • Baldwin Street, St. Luke's, due to a power outage
  • Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, due to telecom works
  • Upper Richmond Road, East Putney, due to building works
  • Cardinal Place, Victoria, removed due to building works
  • Whiteley's, Bayswater, due to building works
  • Portugal Street, Holborn, due to building works
  • Appold Street, Liverpool Street, due to site relocation
  • Devonshire Terrace, Bayswater, due to a power outage
Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.