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Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 12 July.

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

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.

BAKER STREET STATION: From Monday 5 until Friday 23 July, southbound Metropolitan line trains to Aldgate are non-stopping. 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: No step free access to the eastbound District line platforms due to a faulty lift. EARLS COURT STATION: Reduced escalator service until early JULY 2010. EDGWARE ROAD (BAKERLOO LINE) STATION: Reduced lift service until late July 2010. KNIGHTSBRIDGE STATION: Reduced escalator service until late July 2010. LATIMER ROAD STATION: Closed westbound from Saturday 3 July until Saturday 4 December, inclusive.

London Underground tickets are valid on any reasonable local London Bus route between Ladbroke Grove, Latimer Road, Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush Green.

Journey times may be extended 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: Reduced escalator service until summer 2011. At busy times you may find it easier to use nearby Bond Street, Piccadilly Circus or Tottenham Court Road stations. 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.

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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.

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

DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY: Severe delays are occurring due to a signalling problem between Limehouse and Westferry.

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

C2C: Services are disrupted due to overhead wire problems at East Ham. Tickets will be accepted on London Overground, National Express and DLR services. 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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