Friday 12 February 2021

Transport for London - Weekend travel information


Woman wearing face covering at London Overground platform

Weekend travel information


Dear Mr Grantham,

Thank you for continuing to follow the Government restrictions on travel as we all work together to tackle the pandemic. 

The key Government requirement is to stay at home and only certain journeys are legally permitted on public transport. If you are not certain about the Government’s rules, please check their website for further information.

If you are using public transport for a legally permitted reason, we have tools to help you plan your journey, including information on the quiet times to travel. Please travel at these quiet times if at all possible to ensure that social distancing can be maintained. The quiet times are between 08:15 and 16:00, and after 17:30 on weekdays and before noon and after 18:00 on weekends. 

We have also published information about quiet stations and stops. The information will be updated regularly which will also help maintain social distancing.

You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth at all times when on the transport network, unless exempt. The overwhelming majority of people are complying with this requirement and the British Transport Police and our own officers are on the network to check compliance. Fines of up to £6,400 exist for anyone who does not comply. 

Please also wash or sanitise hands before and after travel.

Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe during this period.


London Underground

Until further notice, there will be no Night Tube or Night Overground service, and limited Night Bus services.
Please check before you travel and plan your journey ahead of time.

No Southern or Gatwick Express services from Victoria 

For Gatwick Airport and Brighton, use rail services from Blackfriars during planned engineering works. For all other Southern destinations, use rail services from London Bridge.

Your Southern tickets will be accepted on the Tube between Victoria and Blackfriars/London Bridge/Balham and a replacement bus will be running between East Croydon to Clapham Junction.

Southeastern services are operating from Victoria as usual.

A similar closure will also take place on the weekend of 20/21 February. To plan your journey, visit

Central Line

Central line

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February

No service between Bethnal Green and Epping (via Loughton), and between Bethnal Green and Woodford (via Hainault)
Rail replacement bus services will run. For stations on the Epping branch, use Tube, Overground, DLR or rail services to Stratford. For stations on the Hainault loop, use TfL Rail or National Rail services to Ilford.

Jubilee Line

Jubilee line

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February

Trains will not stop at Canary Wharf after 22:00
Use the DLR to reach Canary Wharf. Ticketing facilities will not be available due to station works.

Metropolitan Line

Metropolitan line

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February

No service between Chalfont & Latimer and Chesham
Use Metropolitan line services to/from Amersham. A rail replacement bus service, ML6, will run between Amersham and Chesham.
See the latest status updates

London Overground

Sunday 14 February

No service between Richmond and Willesden Junction
Use Tube and local buses. Rail replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury and Willesden Junction.

No service between Camden Road and Stratford after 21:45
For Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, use local bus route 274 to/from Camden Road and walk to/from Highbury & Islington. Rail replacement buses will run. Some late night replacement buses will continue westbound from Camden Road to Richmond.
No service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction after 22:00
Use local bus route 30. Rail replacement buses will run. 
No service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45
Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Liverpool Street and Chingford.

TfL Rail

Sunday 14 February

Reduced service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield
Trains are departing stations 1 to 2 minutes earlier than usual. First and last trains will depart stations at the usual time. 

Buses and roads


Limited Night Bus services are running this weekend and due to the following works, some buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination. Make sure you check before you travel


Directional closures on Old Street and City Road

From 05:00 on Saturday 20 February until 20:00 on Sunday 21 February, there will be directional closures on Old Street and City Road to allow crane operations at the Old Street junction.

The following buses will be on diversion, or stop short of their usual destination: 21, 43, 55, 76, 141, 205, 214, 243, 271, N55, N205. Find out how your bus may be affected by visiting our bus status page.

Some bus stops will be temporarily closed. Signage will be in place to help direct you to the nearest stop.

Until Wednesday 31 March

Swiss Cottage gyratory works

Cadent Gas and Thames Water will be doing works around the Swiss Cottage gyratory. The works have been planned collaboratively to share space around the gyratory, reducing the overall disruption that would occur.

The works include TfL signalling upgrades around the gyratory, Cadent gas main works on the north side of the junction, and Thames Water works in the central reservation. 

No road closures will be in place during the works, but there will be lane restrictions along each working area. Please follow the temporary signage and pass through the gyratory with care.

Until early May 2021

Twickenham lane closures

Until early May, there is a series of lane closures in both directions on the A316, Great Chertsey Road between the Apex Corner roundabout and the junction with Hospital Bridge Road. This is while Triio carry out essential gas main replacement works. Delays are expected. Please plan ahead,  check before you travel  and use other routes where possible.

Until Monday 22 February

Southwark Bridge will be closed southbound

This is due to essential works carried out by the City of London. Roads in the surrounding area and across the river are expected to be busy. Delays are expected.


Hammersmith Bridge is closed to all traffic

Following expert technical advice, Hammersmith & Fulham Council has closed the bridge to all traffic, including people walking and cycling – until we can be assured it’s safe. We have made changes to public transport to help you make your journey across the river, including to bus route 533 which is providing much needed support for local trips. Please be aware this route can experience some delays and crowding during busy periods. For more information on alternative forms of travel and where to change services,  please visit our travel advice page .

Until Summer 2021

Wandsworth Bridge will have a series of lane restrictions.

Until Summer 2021, there will be one lane northbound over the bridge for all traffic including buses. A bus lane will be maintained in the southbound direction, which will be wide enough to accommodate cyclists. Footways will be narrower on both sides for those walking across the bridge.

Santander Cycles


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


Kensington Church Street, Kensington

Star Road, West Kensington

New Inn Yard, Shoreditch (part-suspension)

Esmond Street, Putney (part-suspension)


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability