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Dear Vincent (blog),

Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 21 December.

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================================== LONDON UNDERGROUND

DISTRICT LINE: Severe delays are occurring due to a signal failure at Acton Town and a faulty train at Barking. London Underground tickets will be accepted on C2C services between Fenchurch Street and Upminster. PICCADILLY LINE: Severe delays are occurring between Acton Town and Uxbridge with minor delays on the rest of the line due to a signal failure at Acton Town. JUBILEE LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to a lack of available trains.

CHANCERY LANE STATION: Until early January 2010, the station will be open for exit only on weekdays between 0730 and 1000 due to escalator refurbishment works. For the Central line please use nearby Holborn station which is a 6-8 minute walk from Chancery Lane. GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. OXFORD CIRCUS: Until April 2010, due to escalator work Central line passengers travelling to Oxford Street are strongly advised to avoid exiting at Oxford Circus station. Use Bond Street or Tottenham Court Road stations instead. Access to the Central line and interchange with the Bakerloo and Victoria lines is not affected. PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION: Reduced escalator service until further notice. SOUTHGATE STATION: Reduced escalator service until late December 2009.

=================================== BUSES

CHARING CROSS ROAD BUS LANE: From 0001 Saturday 10 January 2009 until further notice, Routes 14 (towards Putney Heath), N5 and N20 (towards Trafalgar Square) will be diverted between Bloomsbury Street and Cambridge Circus via Shaftesbury Avenue (serving additional stops), but not serving Tottenham Court Road Station. This is due to major station upgrade works.

CHARING CROSS ROAD BUS LANE: From 0001 Saturday 10 January 2009 until further notice, Routes 19 (towards Battersea), 38 (towards Victoria), N19 (towards Clapham Junction), N38 (towards Victoria) and N41 (towards Trafalgar Square) will be diverted between High Holborn and Cambridge Circus via Shaftesbury Avenue (serving additional stops), but not serving Tottenham Court Road Station. This is due to major station upgrade works.

CHARING CROSS ROAD BUS LANE: From 0001 Saturday 10 January 2009 until further notice, Routes 24 29 N29 and N279 will be diverted between Bloomsbury Street and Charing Cross Road via St Giles High Street (serving a new Stop S for Tottenham Court Road Station). This is due to major station upgrade works.

NORTH MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL: Until February 2010, Routes 318 and 491 are diverted towards North Middlesex Hospital due to redevelopment work.

The diversion to access the temporary bus stand is as follows:

Route 318, towards North Middlesex Hospital: From Bull Lane at the hospital entrance, ahead for about 50 meters then right into hospital grounds to alight and stand at the first bus stop (rear one).

Route 491, towards North Middlesex Hospital: From the Stirling Way Hospital entrance, Sterling Way, Bull Lane, first left on to the Hospital grounds to alight and stand at the second bus stop (front one).

On departure, exit on to Bull Lane for both routes.

 

=================================== DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY

Services are operating normally on all routes.

Docklands Light Railway Service Times: MONDAY TO SATURDAYS: From about 0530 until 0030. SUNDAYS: From about 0700 until 2330.

=================================== RIVER SERVICES

All London River Services are operating normally.

=================================== CROYDON TRAMLINK

Services are operating normally on all routes.

ROUTE 1: Elmers End – Croydon. ROUTE 2: Beckenham Junction – Croydon. ROUTE 3: New Addington – Croydon – Wimbledon.

=================================== RAIL

GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010.

SOUTHEASTERN: Services are disrupted due to adverse weather conditions. London Underground are accepting tickets via any reasonable route. For further information on timetables and fares, and services outside Greater London, please contact National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7 48 49 50 or visit their website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BBC London news ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Teenager dies in street stabbing A 16-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager is stabbed to death in east London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8423898.stm

Toddler snatch inquiry launched An inquiry begins into how an 18-month-old girl was mistakenly handed over to an impostor at a London police station. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8423863.stm

Modified Eurostar trains in tests Eurostar trains modified overnight are to be tested as Channel Tunnel services are suspended for a third day. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8423851.stm

Gas supply lost in cold weather About 600 homes in north London are without gas heating in freezing conditions after a loss of their supply. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8423264.stm

Landmark survey shuns London No London landmarks feature in a top 10 list of the world’s favourite attractions – which France’s Eiffel Tower tops. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8423343.stm

Christmas shoppers defy weather London shoppers are defying the harsh winter weather to spend during the last weekend before the Christmas holidays. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/business/8423219.stm

Off-duty officers help passengers Passengers left stranded in the Channel Tunnel were helped by an off-duty Met police officer, it emerges. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8423320.stm

Man dies after London flat fire A 50-year-old man dies in hospital after being rescued by firefighters from a blaze at a flat in south London. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8423188.stm

Redknapp set to face tax lawsuit Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is to face legal proceedings over a tax issue, according to his solicitors. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/8422891.stm

Tell us a story How to contact BBC News Interactive’s London team http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/3035310.stm

More news sites Links to other local news internet sites in London http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/3754232.stm

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