Thursday 8 April 2021

Transport for London - Weekend travel information


Picture of circle line train on a platform at Algate

Weekend travel information


If you need to travel this weekend, here are planned works that may affect your journey.

Our transport network has never been cleaner. Since September, Imperial College London has run monthly tests for coronavirus on the transport network and found no trace. You can read their recently published report.

Air continuously flows through all our trains, trams and buses. For example, on average, air in a Tube train changes every few minutes. Buses are fitted with air extraction and ventilation systems and we also leave windows open throughout the passenger area to keep a flow of fresh air.

Please continue to walk or cycle part of your journey where possible. If using public transport, travel during quieter times if you can. This will make social distancing easier. The quieter times to travel are:
  • Between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays
  • Before noon and after 18:00 on weekends

Our TfL Go app can help you plan your journey and show the quieter times to travel. 

You must continue to 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, the Metropolitan 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.


Bus strike

 A number of bus drivers are striking today, Thursday 8 April, due to a dispute with bus operator RATP Dev London. 

Some bus routes in west and south west London and parts of Surrey are likely to be severely disrupted. 

Services will return to normal from 06:00 tomorrow, Friday 9 April. 

If you need to travel during this period, check before you travel

Please consider walking or cycling to your destinations where possible, or other travel alternatives. Check before you travel, allow more time for your journey and travel at quieter times. 

Other bus operators and other modes on our network will continue to run.

London Underground

 Due to staff shortages in our Control Room, there could be disruption to services on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, as well as the District line between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road, and the Piccadilly line between Uxbridge and Rayners Lane. This could also affect Chiltern Railways services at times.

This could mean a reduced service, or no service at other times. Because of this, please plan ahead and check before you travel.

Jubilee Line

Jubilee line

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April

No service between Stanmore and West Hampstead
Rail replacement buses will run between Finchley Road and Stanmore.

Metropolitan Line

Metropolitan line

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April

No service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate
Rail replacement buses will run.

Piccadilly Line

Piccadilly line

Until spring 2022

Trains will not stop at South Kensington
The District and Circle lines will run as normal, and the station will remain open. Find out more information and travel advice.

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.


London Overground

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April

No service between Romford and Upminster
Use local bus routes.

Sunday 11 April

No service between Camden Road and Stratford after 21:45
For Caledonian Road & Barnsbury, use bus route 274 to/from Camden Road, or walk to/from Highbury & Islington. Rail replacement bus services will run.
No service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction after 22:00
Use local bus route 30. Rail replacement bus services will run.
No service between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon
Rail replacement bus services will run.
No service between Kilburn High Road and Euston until 07:45 on Sunday
Use local bus routes and alternative Tube services.

TfL Rail

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April 

No service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield
Tickets will be accepted on bus route 25 between Stratford and Ilford. Rail replacement bus services will run.


River services

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are currently running a bespoke RB1 service between Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) and Battersea Power Station piers, with up to a 20-minute frequency at peak times. Further timetable enhancements will be added in the coming weeks.

Thames River Sightseeing will be operating a bespoke river tour service between Westminster and Greenwich piers on Saturdays and Sundays in April. 

Passengers on all river services should adhere to coronavirus safety precautions while travelling and wear a face mask at all times, unless exempt.

See our Rivers page for more information.

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.


Until 10 April

Rotherhithe Tunnel full closures

There will be a full closure of the Rotherhithe tunnel between 22:00 and 05:00 each night this week, with all works complete by Saturday 10 April at 05:00. This is while we carry out works to the lighting on the approaches to the tunnel. Diversions will be in place but please plan ahead and use alternative routes across the river. The weekly overnight maintenance closure will go ahead as normal on Monday 12 April.

Until early May

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 the end of May

Hounslow works

There will be a series of lane closures and temporary traffic lights in operation on Faggs Road between the junction with Causeway to Staines Road. This is while Thames Water carry out essential work to replace a main. Delays are expected, and we advise to plan ahead, check before you travel and use alternative routes. 

Santander Cycles


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


Nutford Place, Marylebone (part suspended)

Beaumont Street, Marylebone

Bouverie Street, Temple

Cadogan Gardens, Knightsbridge

Euston Road, Euston

Rossmore Road, Marylebone

Seville Street, Knightsbridge 


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability