Thursday, 13 January 2022

Transport for London - Weekend travel advice


Weekend travel information


If you are out and about this weekend, please note that there are planned closures taking place on certain parts of the network. There will be no Northern line service between Kennington and Moorgate from Sunday 16 January until mid-May 2022. You can find more details below.

Like many businesses around the country, we are experiencing the effects of the pandemic with a number of staff ill due to Covid or self isolating. While we continue to do all we can to keep operating a normal service, we advise everyone to check our website and the TfL Go app before they travel, as services may be affected at short notice by staff absences. 

You must wear face coverings for the duration of your journey or risk being fined, unless you are exempt

Additionally, face coverings should be worn by everyone in taxi and private hire vehicles for the duration of their journey.

TfL’s 500 uniformed enforcement officers and TfL's police partners will be out across the transport network ensuring that customers comply with the Government regulation. Anybody who does not comply may be refused entry, directed to leave the network or face a fine.

London Underground


Tube strike

There is planned strike action every Friday and Saturday night between 20:30 and 04:29 the following morning until Sunday 19 June.

If these strikes go ahead, normal services are expected on the Victoria line, while we expect the Central line to run a regular service through central London, with at least two trains per hour.

Customers using Victoria or Central line services on Friday and Saturday nights between 19:00 and 06:00 the following morning are advised to check before they travel. Customers are also able to check when their next service will be via our Tube webpage.

All other Tube lines will run their normal daytime services during these strikes, with the last Tubes in central London leaving around 01:00 and starting again at 05:30.

Night Overground services between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate are not affected by this action.

For full information on these strikes, please visit the website.


District line

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January

No service between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway

Use rail replacement buses. Customers for Ealing Broadway from central London should use the Central line. 

Trains will not stop at Whitechapel Station

Change at Aldgate East or Stepney Green for local bus services.


Hammersmith & City line

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January

Trains will not stop at Whitechapel Station

Change at Aldgate East or Stepney Green for local bus services.


Northern line

Saturday 15 January

No service between Charing Cross and Battersea Power Station, and between Euston and Stockwell (via Bank)

Use alternative Tube services and local bus routes.

Sunday 16 January until mid-May 2022

No service between Kennington and Moorgate

The Northern line will be closed between Kennington and Moorgate from Sunday 16 January to mid-May 2022. This is due to work we are doing to substantially improve the capacity at Bank station. During this time, many stations and lines in central London will be much busier and you may have to make changes to the way you travel. Visit our website for more information.


Piccadilly line

Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January

No service between Hammersmith and Heathrow/ Uxbridge

Use alternative Tube, TfL Rail and rail replacement bus services.

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 15 and Sunday 16 January

No service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/New Cross Gate

Use alternative Tube, London Overground services or the rail replacement bus service.

No service between New Cross Gate and West Croydon /Crystal Palace

Use Southern railway services.

No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction

A rail replacement bus service will run.

No Night Overground service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning

Use local Night bus route N277 between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction or use London Underground Night Tube services via any reasonable route.

Sunday 16 January

No service between Camden Road and Stratford after 22:15

Use the rail replacement bus service. For Caledonian Road & Barnsbury use local bus route 274.

No service between South Tottenham and Barking until 14:30

Use alternative Tube services, local bus routes or the rail replacement bus service. 

TfL Rail

Sunday 16 January

Reduced service between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington until 13:00

Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, Hanwell and West Ealing. Use local buses to continue your journey.


Ongoing works on the Woolwich Ferry

No service on the Woolwich Ferry

On foot, use the Woolwich Foot Tunnel or the DLR service between King George V and Woolwich Arsenal. For drivers, use alternative river crossings at Dartford, Blackwall and Rotherhithe.  

Buses and roads


Bus journeys will 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.


Planned road works


Until Saturday 5 February, there will be a series of overnight directional closures of the A2 between Dartford Heath, junction with the M25 and Blackwall, junction with the A207 whilst we carry out essential maintenance. Work will take place between 22:00 and 05:00, Mondays to Fridays only, and will not affect access to the Blackwall Tunnel. You are advised to leave more time for your journey and follow the signed diversions. For the latest information on how roads are operating in your area, check before you travel.

Westminster Bridge

Until late January 2022, Westminster Bridge will be restricted to one lane in each direction for all traffic. This is while we carry out essential works to improve the security of the bridge for those walking and cycling. 

While the works take place, delays across Westminster Bridge are likely and roads in the surrounding area are expected to be busy.

A40 Westway

Until summer 2022, there will be a series of overnight lane closures and weekend directional closures on the A40 Westway while we carry out essential maintenance work. Plan ahead and check before you travel. For more details, visit our A40 Westway travel advice page

Additional closures

There will also be planned works on Hammersmith Gyratory until 1 April 2022. Please plan ahead and check before you travel.

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:


Bayley Street, Camden

Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

Harrington Square 2, Camden Town

Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets

Sackville Street, Mayfair


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability