Friday, 30 September 2022

Transport for London - Weekend travel advice


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Weekend travel information


If you are out and about over the weekend, there are lots of public transport options. There are some strikes taking place over the weekend and next week, of which you can find details below.

You can find details of our latest safer travel guidance on our website.

The information in this email could change, so please check before you travel or use the TfL Go app to plan your journey. 

National rail strikes

National rail strikes are taking place on Saturday 1, Wednesday 5 and Saturday 8 October.

The majority of TfL's services will run, but some disruption is expected for services that rely on sections of track operated by Network Rail. 

We expect some disruption on the following lines:
  • No service is expected on London Overground on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5 October
  • Some of London Underground, London Overground and the Elizabeth line will also be affected on Saturday 1 and Saturday 8 October by a national rail strike 
  • Essential engineering works mean no Piccadilly line service to Heathrow on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October
Customers are advised to check before they travel and allow more time for their journeys. Bus services will run as normal but may be busier as a result of the rail strike action.
If you are travelling to the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October, check with the event organiser and plan your journey in advance using Journey Planner and TfL Go.

For more information, visit our strike page.

London Underground


Piccadilly line

Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October

No service between Hammersmith and Acton Town between 00:45 and 04:30

Use local or rail replacement bus services. 

Friday 30 September, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, including Friday and Saturday Night Tube

No service between Acton Town and Heathrow

Use alternative Tube, rail, local or rail replacement buses.

London Overground

Saturday 1 October

No service between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/ Chingford after 23:55

Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus services.

Sunday 2 October

No service between Camden Road and Stratford after 22:15

Use local or rail replacement bus services.

Monday 3 until Thursday 6 October

No service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 23:30 each night

Use local bus, tram or rail replacement bus services.

No service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/ Cheshunt after 22:45 each night

Use alternative Tube, local bus or rail replacement bus services.

Elizabeth line

Sunday 2 October

Reduced service at Burnham and Taplow until 20:00 with no service after this time

Rail replacement buses will run.

Monday 24 October

Bond Street Elizabeth line station will open

From Sunday 6 November

A Sunday service will begin on Sunday 6 November. Until then, there will be no service on Sundays between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

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.


Saturday 1 October

Central London  TCS Mini London Marathon

The TCS Mini London Marathon for children will take place from 07:00 until 12:00 starting on Victoria Embankment and ending at the Mall. Road closures will be in place in Upper Thames Street in the east, Victoria Embankment, Bridge Street, Whitehall, the Mall, Constitution Hill, Birdcage Walk and Great George Street. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected. Use alternative routes.

Sunday 2 October

Pan London  TCS London Marathon

On Sunday, road closures will be in place from 04:00 across central and southeast London for the main TCS London Marathon. They will commence at 06:30 from Greenwich Park to St James's Park.

Central and City closures will include all approaches to Commercial Road, Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel, Limehouse Link Tunnel, East India Dock Tunnel westbound, and Tower Bridge, Southwark and Westminster Bridges will also be closed. Lane closures will also be in place at the following locations:
  • East Smithfield, Creek Road, Ha-Ha Road, Nightingale Place, the A205 and Byward Street westbound from 04:00
  • Romney Road from 05:00
All roads are expected to re-open by 20:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected. Use alternative routes.

NFL at Tottenham Hotspur

On Sundays 2 and 9 October Tottenham Hotspur stadium will be hosting NFL matches, with kick off at 14:30 on both days.

All public transport in the area will be very busy both before and after the matches, with queueing in place to re-enter stations and road closures/bus diversions.

There is a reduced escalator service at Seven Sisters, so fans travelling to/from the games are advised to use:
  • National Rail services to/from Northumberland Park
  • Victoria line services to/from Tottenham Hale
  • London Overground services between Liverpool Street and White Hart Lane
Use our website to plan your journey in the Tottenham area and check the game day transport guide on the Tottenham Hotspur website.

O2 Arena, Greenwich

O2 Arena is hosting Swedish House Mafia in concert from 18:00 until 22:30. Increased traffic and large crowds are expected.

From Monday 3 until Saturday 12 November

A3 maintenance works

From Monday 3 October until Saturday 12 November, there will be a series of daily overnight lane restrictions between Hook Underpass and Kingston Bypass from 21:30 until 05:00 the following day.

This is while we complete essential maintenance on the road. The A3 will remain open between Hook Underpass and Kingston Bypass but please allow more time for your journey.

Until late December 

A4 Great West Road works

Essential maintenance work is taking place on the Cromwell Road Railway Bridge, which carries the A4 Great West Road over the railway between Chiswick roundabout and Hogarth roundabout.

There is currently one lane open westbound between Hogarth roundabout and Chiswick roundabout. 

If you are driving or using buses in the area, please allow more time for your journey. If you are driving between central London and the M25, please use A40 Westway and M40 where possible.

For more details on the works, visit our website.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:

Christian Street, Whitechapel

Westfield Library Corner, Shepherd's Bush

The following stations will be closed this weekend:

Somerset House, Westminster

Lower Thames Street, City of London

Embankment, (The Savoy)


Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.