Friday 22 October 2021

Transport for London - Weekend travel information


Friends wearing face coverings on Tube platform

Weekend travel information


If you are out and about this weekend, please note that there are planned works taking place on certain parts of the network.

Customers must continue to wear a face covering on our services and in stations for the duration of their journey unless they are exempt. This includes the Tube, bus, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail networks, Dial-a-Ride services, the Emirates Air Line and the Woolwich ferry. 

We also expect and recommend the continued use of face coverings in taxis and private hire vehicles by both drivers and passengers unless they are exempt. 

We are very grateful to the overwhelming majority of customers who have been complying with this requirement.

Wherever you're going, our network can be used safely. Our services are well ventilated with fresh air, please continue to keep windows open on buses. 

Please keep washing or sanitising your hands to help everyone stay safe. You can find out more about what we are doing to keep our services clean.

Our TfL Go app will help you plan your journey and show you the quieter times to travel. It also shows how busy Tube stations are throughout the day.

The quieter times currently are:
  • Between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays
  • Before noon and after 18:00 on weekends

London Underground


District line

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October

No service between Tower Hill and Upminster

Rail replacement bus services will run.


Hammersmith & City line

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October

No service on the entire line

Use alternative Tube, local or replacement bus services.


Piccadilly line

Until spring 2022

Trains will not stop at South Kensington

The Circle and District lines will continue to stop and the station will remain open.  Find out more  information and travel advice.

London Overground

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October

Trains will not stop at Whitechapel Station

Use local bus routes 205 or D3.

Sunday 24 October

No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace

Use local bus routes. 

No service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45

Use alternative Tube services or the rail replacement bus service.

TfL Rail

Monday 25 to Thursday 28 October

Reduced service at Burnham, Taplow, Twyford and Reading after 21:00 each night

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.


Saturday 23 October

Southbank and Covent Garden

The Walk is a cultural event in support of refugee children. Events will be taking place in Southbank and Covent Garden this Saturday. From 17:15 to 18:45, Waterloo Bridge will be closed for the event. Use other routes to reach your destination.

Wembley Stadium

The England vs Northern Ireland women's football match will be taking place at Wembley Stadium. Kick off is at 17:15. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Trafalgar Square

An event for the festival of Diwali will be taking place in Trafalgar Square from 15:00 until 22:00.

Sunday 24 October

Trafalgar Square

There will be a performance in support of The Walk in Trafalgar Square from 16:00 to 17:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion

From Monday 25 October, cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes), and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) will either need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards, or pay a daily charge of £12.50 when driving within the expanded ULEZ zone. 

Most vehicles already meet the standards, but if you drive a diesel vehicle over 6 years old or a petrol vehicle over 15 years old use our vehicle checker to see if you are affected.

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:


Clarendon Road, Avondale

Harrington Square 2, Camden Town

Houghton Street, Strand

Lindfield Street, Poplar

Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability