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Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 5 July.

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

METROPOLITAN LINE: Severe delays are occurring between Wembley Park and Aldgate due to an earlier signal failure at Baker Street. DISTRICT LINE: Suspended between Plaistow and Dagenham East due to emergency engineering work at Barking.

Trains through central London will run at about five minute intervals. There will be no Hammersmith & City line services between Whitechapel and Barking.

A limited replacement bus service will operate between Plaistow and Dagenham East. For alternative routes please use C2C or National Express East Anglia rail services, other Tube lines, Docklands Light Railway or local bus services.

HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Suspended between Whitechapel and Barking due to emergency engineering work at Barking.

There will be no District line services between Plaistow, Barking and Dagenham East. Circle line trains will not run between Hammersmith and Edgware Road.

A limited replacement bus service will operate between Plaistow, Barking and Dagenham East. For alternative routes please use C2C or National Express East Anglia rail services, other Tube lines, Docklands Light Railway or local bus services.

CIRCLE LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to an earlier signal failure at Baker Street. HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Minor delays are occurring between Hammersmith and Whitechapel due to an earlier signal failure at Baker Street. METROPOLITAN LINE: Monday 5 until Friday 23 July, inclusive, southbound trains to Aldgate do not serve Baker Street. Off-peak southbound trains from Amersham terminate at Wembley Park.

BANK/MONUMENT STATION: Major escalator refurbishment work is taking place. Between 0700 and 1000 on weekdays the Central line ticket hall will operate as exit only. Please follow the signage within the station for an alternative route to the Central line platforms. There is no step free access between the DLR and street level. Please use alternative routes. Visit the Bank web page for more information about the work taking place. BOUNDS GREEN STATION: No down escalator service until late August 2010. Please use buses 184 or 221 to Wood Green station if you are unable to use the stairs to reach the platform. CANARY WHARF STATION: Reduced escalator service until late August 2010. EARLS COURT STATION: Reduced escalator service until early JULY 2010. EDGWARE ROAD (BAKERLOO LINE) STATION: Reduced lift service until late July 2010. KINGS CROSS ST PANCRAS STATION: No step-free access to the Victoria line due to a faulty lift. KNIGHTSBRIDGE STATION: Reduced escalator service until late July 2010. LATIMER ROAD: Westbound platform closed daily from Saturday 3 July until early December 2010.

For Latimer Road continue to Wood Lane and return on an eastbound train. Alternatively, change at Ladbroke Grove for bus 295 from stop L.

Journey times may be increased by up to 15 minutes.

 

LEICESTER SQUARE STATION: A reduced escalator service until early July 2010. NORTH GREENWICH STATION: Reduced escalator service until late August 2010. NOTTING HILL GATE STATION: Reduced escalator service until late July 2010. OXFORD CIRCUS STATION: Exit and interchange only until 1030 on weekdays until summer 2011. Use nearby Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus or Tottenham Court Road stations. Journey times may be increased by up to 15 minutes. PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION: Reduced escalator service until early November 2010. TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD STATION: Reduced escalator service until early October 2010. WATERLOO STATION: Reduced escalator service until mid September 2010.

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

BOROUGH HIGH STREET, ROUTES 21 35 40 133 N21 N133 and N343: From Saturday 12 December 2009 to Sunday 11 July 2010 buses will be diverted southbound with severe delays while water and gas main replacement takes place between Southwark Street and Great Dover Street. Southbound buses will not serve the stop at Union Street and will be diverted via Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge Road and Marshalsea Road.

Diversion southbound from Borough High Street at Southwark Street right Southwark Street, left Southwark Bridge Road and left Marshalsea Road then right Borough High Street (routes 35 40 133 343 N35 N133 and N343).

Buses will not serve the stop at Union Street/Borough High Street. Buses will serve stops on the diversion route on request.

BOUNDS GREEN STATION: No down escalator service until late August 2010. Please use buses 184 or 221 to Wood Green station if you are unable to use the stairs to reach the platform.

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE, ROUTES 12 35 40 45 68 133 148 155 171 176 196 333 343 415 468 P5 X68 N35 N133 N171 and N343: From 1000 Monday 17 May until 1700 Monday 05 July, buses will be subject to severe delays at the junction with Newington Butts as a result of lane closures due to gas works. Bus stops R at Elephant & Castle will be closed for this work, and passengers should use bus stop A at Larcom Street on Walworth Road.

Routes 1 53 63 168 172 188 363 453 C10 and N1 may also be affected by the gas works as heavy traffic may be expected.

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 and Goodge Street stations in this direction.

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

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

Serves stop KA on Euston Road for Warren Street station.

RUISLIP, PEMBROKE ROAD, ROUTES 114 331 398 E7 U1 and U10: From 0800 Monday 28 June until 0800 Monday 6 September, buses will be subject to delays, severe at times, due to the westbound closure of Pembroke Road. Routes 114 and 398 will be diverted towards Ruislip Station but will not miss any stops. Routes 114 and 398 will operate from Ruislip Manor Station via Windmill Road, Eastcote Road and High Street to Ruislip Station. RUISLIP, PEMBROKE ROAD, ROUTES 696 and H13: From 0800 Monday 28 June until 0800 Monday 6 September, buses towards Ruislip Lido/Hayes are diverted between Eastcote Road/Windmill Hill and Ruislip Station due to gas main renewal works. Buses will not serve Ruislip Manor Station in this direction.

Stops not served: Windmill Hill, Ruislip Manor Station

Buses are diverted via Eastcote Road and Ruislip High Street to Ruislip Station

WHYTELEAFE HILL, ROUTES 409 AND 411 (CATERHAM AREA): From Monday 28 June until Friday 30 July, Caterham area routes 409 and 411 are diverted in both directions between Whyteleafe Station Roundabout and Banstead Road (Buxton Lane) due to roadworks. A special peak hour shuttle service operates between Caterham (Tesco) and Whyteleafe Station via Buxton Lane. Buses are diverted via Burntwood Lane and Godstone Road WOODSIDE, SPRING LANE, ROUTES 130 AND 312: Until Sunday 29 May 2011, Route 130 is diverted in both directions between Shirley Road (Oasis Arena) and Portland Road (Croydon Arena), not serving Woodside Tram Stop, and Route 312 is diverted in both directions between Cherry Orchard Road (Leslie Grove) and Portland Road (Croydon Arena), not serving Addiscombe Tram Stop.

Route 130 will not serve the following stops: Ashburton Park; Woodside Tram Stop. Buses will be diverted via Lower Addiscombe Road, Morland Road and Woodside Green, serving existing bus stops.

Route 312 will not serve the following stops: Morland Road; Canning Road/Lower Addiscombe Road; Havelock Road; Ashburton Road; Addiscombe Tram Stio; Park View Road; Brockenhurst Road; Ashburton Park; Woodside Tram Stop. Buses will be diverted via Morland Road and Woodside Green

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

BANK/MONUMENT STATION: Major escalator refurbishment work is taking place. Between 0700 and 1000 on weekdays the Central line ticket hall will operate as exit only. Please follow the signage within the station for an alternative route to the Central line platforms. There is no step free access between the DLR and street level. Please use alternative routes. Visit the Bank web page for more information about the work taking place.

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

WEST BROMPTON STATION: No step free access to the northbound London Overground platform due to a faulty lift.

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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