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Dear Vincent (blog),

Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 22 February.

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

NORTHERN LINE: Minor delays are occurring between Finchley Central and High Barnet due to a signal failure at West Finchley.

BRIXTON: No step free access to the platforms due to flooding. EARL’S COURT STATION: No step free access to the westbound District line due to a faulty lift. GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010.

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

DARKES LANE – ROUTE 84: Between 0800 and 1700 each day from Saturday 13 until Friday 26 February, buses will be diverted between Mutton Lane and High Street due to resurfacing work.

DIVERSION:

Towards St Albans – From The High Street at the junction with The Walk diverted left The Walk, left Darkes Lane, right Mutton Lane to normal line of route.

Towards New Barnet – From Darkes Lane at the junction with The Walk diverted right The Walk, right High Street, to normal line of route.

NORTH GREENWICH BUS STATION, ROUTES 108 129 132 161 188 422 472 486: From 0930 Monday 25 January until 0930 Monday 15 March buses will be on diversion due to the closure of the bus station. Buses will arrive and depart in Millennium Way instead(stops F and G).

Diversion as follows:

108 towards Lewisham: From Millennium Way at the junction of Edmond Halley Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop F, then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route

108 towards Stratford: From Edmond Halley Way at the junction of West Parkside, buses will be diverted via Edmond Halley Way, right Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop G ahead Millennium Way to line of route.

129, 132, 161, 422, 472 & 486 towards North Greenwich: From Edmond Halley Way at the junction of West Parkside, buses will be diverted via Edmond Halley Way, right Millennium Way to alight passengers and stand.

188 towards North Greenwich: From Millennium Way at the junction of Edmond Halley Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to alight passengers and stand prior to the zig zag lines of the pedestrian crossing.

188 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, to pick up at Stop F, ahead Millennium Way to line of route.

129, 132 & 422 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop F,
then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route.

161, 472 & 486 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted ahead Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop G, then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route.

OXFORD CIRCUS, ROUTE 25: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, this route wlll have no service between Tottenham Court Road Station and Oxford Circus due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail.

Stops not served

Wardour Street; Great Titchfield Street; Oxford Circus; Vere Street

OXFORD CIRCUS, ROUTES 10 and 390: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Buses are diverted eastbound between Oxford Street (Wardour Street) and Goodge Street Station due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail. Buses will not serve Tottenham Court Road Station in this direction.

Stops not served in this direction: Tottenham Court Road; Percy Street;

Diverted via Newman Street and Goodge Street.

OXFORD CIRCUS, ROUTES 8 55 98 N8 N55 N98 and N207: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses are diverted eastbound between Oxford Street (Wardour Street) and Museum Street due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail. Buses will not serve Tottenham Court Road Station in this direction.

Stops not served in this direction: Tottenham Court Road;

Diverted via Newman Street, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Chenies Street, Gower Street and Bloomsbury Street.

OXFORD STREET, ROUTES 7 AND N7: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses are diverted eastbound between Oxford Street (Wardour Street) and Russell Square due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail. Buses will not serve Tottenham Court Road Station in this direction.

Stops not served in this direction: Tottenham Court Road; British Museum; Montague Street;

Diverted via Newman Street, Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road, Chenies Street, Gower Street, Malet Street and Montague Place

OXFORD STREET, ROUTES 73 AND N73: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses are diverted eastbound between Oxford Circus and Euston Square Station due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail. Buses will not serve Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Warren Street stations in this direction.

Stops not served in this direction: Great Titchfield Street; Wardour Street; Tottenham Court Road; Percy Street; Goodge Street; Warren Street.

Diverted via Regent Street, Portland Place, Great Portland Street and Euston Road

SILVER STREET EN1 ROUTES W8 W9 AND 610: From 0730 Saturday 13 February to 1000 Monday 22 February northbound buses will be diverted with severe delays while the road is closed for footway work. Buses will not serve stops between The Town and Parsonage Lane.

Route W8 towards Chase Farm Hospital – diverted from London Road at Cecil Road via Cecil Road, Church Street, Chase Side and Parsonage Road back to normal route at Baker Street.

Route W9 towards Chase Farm Hospital – diverted from The Town via Southbury Road, Willow Road and Parsonage Lane across Baker Street to normal route.

Route 610 towards Hatfield – diverted from The Town via Southbury Road, Genotin Road, Cecil Road, Church Street, Chase Side, Parsonage Lane, Baker Street to line of route. 

Stops not served – Enfield Civic Centre, Enfield Police Station.

Route W8 should serve bus stop X in Cecil Road and Route W9 should serve bus stop L on Southbury Road.

SOUTH NORWOOD, MANOR ROAD, ROUTE 197: Buses are diverted in both directions between Woodside Green (Spring Lane) and Croydon Road (Anerley Road) due to repairs to a gas leak. This route will not serve Norwood Junction Station

Stops not served

Anerley Road/Worbreck Road

Samos Road

Anerley (The Mitre)

Derwent Road

Selby Road

Sunnybank

Norwood Junction Station

Doyle Road

Harrington Road (The Gladstone)

South Norwood Swimming Pool

Croydon Arena

Buses are diverted via Spring Lane, Croydon Road and Elmers End Road

SOUTHWARK, BLACKFRIARS ROAD, ROUTES 45 63 100 N63 and N89: From Monday 5 January until Tuesday 4 May, buses may be subject to delays especially at the weekends due to Thames Water carrying out Victorian Water Main replacement works on Blackfriars Road from January to May 2010.

TOLLGATE ROAD, ROUTES 262 376 and N551: From 0800 Monday 8 until Friday 26 February, buses will be diverted eastbound between Prince Regent Lane/Victoria Dock Road and Stansfeld Road due to a gas leak.

Buses are diverted via Victoria Dock Road, Royal Albert Way and Stansfeld Road.

Stops not served: Colman Road, Beckton School.

VERA AVENUE N21, ROUTE W9: On Monday 22 February between 0800 and 1200, buses will be diverted between Cadogan Gardens and Brazile Road due to resurfacing works.

Bus stop missed:

Vera Avenue.

Diverted via Green Dragon Lane, Brazil Road.

WATERLOO BRIDGE, ROUTES 1 4 26 59 76 139 168 171 172 176 188 243 341 521 RV1 X68 N1 N68 N76 and N343: From 0900 on Monday 15 February until 1700 on Sunday 19 March, buses may experience severe delays due to bridge repairs on Waterloo Bridge. As a result, the southbound bus stop ‘N’ (Waterloo Bridge / South Bank) will be suspended. The northbound bus stop ‘P’ (Waterloo Bridge / South Bank) will also be suspended with a temporary northbound only bus stop sited just prior to it near the roundabout.

=================================== 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.

LONDON OVERGROUND PLANNED CLOSURES: From Saturday 20 February until Monday 31 May, buses replace trains between Gospel Oak and Stratford. This is to enable the frequent running of longer trains with increased capacity and reliability across London on time for the Olympics in 2012. These works will have a knock on effect on other Overground services during peak hours – please see further information for details. Planned weekend engineering work is also scheduled to take place on most Sundays until May 2011 between Richmond and Gospel Oak, some weekends between Gospel Oak and Barking (until May 2011) and between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sundays until May 2011. Sections of the Watford Junction to Euston line will also be regularly affected on Sundays until October 2010.

Valid tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses which operate as follows:

Hampstead Heath (bus stops in Constantine Road) – Gospel Oak (bus stops in Agincourt Road/Southampton Road) – Kentish Town West (bus stops in Malden Road) – Camden Road – Holloway Road Underground Station (for Caledonian Road & Barnsbury) – Highbury & Islington Station – Canonbury (bus stops in Grosvenor Avenue) – Dalston Kingsland (bus stops in Kingsland High Street) – Hackney Central (bus stops in Amhurst Road) – Homerton (bus stops in Homerton High Street) – Hackney Wick (bus stops in Hepscott Road) – Stratford (bus stops at Great Eastern Road, coach lay-by).

These works will have a knock on effect on other Overground services during peak hours as follows:

Richmond to Willesden Junction/Gospel Oak
During peak periods (Mondays to Fridays 0600-0900), there will be:
– two trains per hour between Richmond and Gospel Oak
– one train per hour between Richmond and Willesden Junction
– one additional train between Richmond and Willesden Junction (between 0800 and 0900 only)

Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction/Gospel Oak
During peak periods (Mondays to Fridays 0600-0900), there will be:
– two trains per hour between Clapham Junction and Gospel Oak
– one train per hour between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction

Off-peak services will remain largely unaffected however there will be no service between Richmond and Stratford most weekends until May 2011.
We urge passengers to always check before they travel, as details of these closures may change. Posters with detailed information will be displayed at all stations and station specific leaflets detailing alternative travel arrangements will be available from your station shortly after.

For further information please click on the link below or alternatively, email the London Overground Customer Services Team at overgroundinfo@tfl.gov.uk.

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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