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Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 7 September.

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

No line incidents have been reported. BLACKFRIARS UNDERGROUND STATION: Closed until late 2011. District and Circle line trains do not serve the station. Please bear this in mind if purchasing a season ticket or registering your Oystercards.

 

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CAMDEN TOWN STATION: From Wednesday 22 July until Tuesday 13 October, there will be no down escalator available, access to the platforms is via a spiral staircase. During weekends and Bank Holidays, the station will be exit only at certain times. Customers who are unable to use the spiral staircase or are travelling at weekends will need to use Mornington Crescent or Chalk Farm stations to access the Northern line. EUSTON UNDERGROUND STATION: From Monday 17 August until Monday 9 November, there will be a reduced escalator service to the southbound Northern line (Bank Branch) and southbound Victoria line platforms due to refurbishment works. Access to these platforms will be via a spiral staircase only. Customers with luggage are advised to take local bus routes to Kings Cross St Pancras station for connections with these services. Valid Underground tickets will be accepted on these local routes. GREENFORD STATION: Due to station upgrade works to provide step-free access, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. HENDON CENTRAL STATION: From Friday 4 September until early October, no step-free access between the platforms and the ticket hall. OAKWOOD STATION: From Wednesday 12 August until mid September, no step-free access at this station due to maintenance works. PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION: Reduced escalator service until further notice. PIMLICO STATION: Reduced escalator service until late September. SOUTHGATE STATION: Reduced escalator service until mid December 2009. ST PAULS STATION: Until Friday 23 October, on Mondays to Fridays between 0730 and 1000, the station will be exit only due to escalator modernisation works. Please use Mansion House or Chancery Lane stations instead.

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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.

CHIPSTEAD VALLEY ROAD, CR5: Due to gas main renewal work, routes 166 434 and 866 are subject to serious delays from 0800 Monday 27 July until Friday 4 December.

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.

 

OXFORD CIRCUS: Due to installation of a new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus, Routes 3 6 7 8 10 12 13 15 23 25 55 73 88 94 98 113 137 139 159 189 390 453 C2 N3 N7 N8 N10 N13 N15 N18 N55 N73 N98 N136 N137 N159 and N207 are subject to possible delays in the area until further notice. Please allow extra time for your journey.

WATFORD WAY: Routes 113 and 186 will be subject to moderate delays from 0800 Monday 25 May until 1700 Sunday 20 September 2009 due to roadworks.

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

WEST INDIA QUAY STATION – SERVICE CHANGE: From Monday 24 August, on Mondays to Fridays, morning and evening peak Bank to Lewisham trains will not stop at West India Quay in the southbound direction only. Please change at Canary Wharf for northbound services. A new service will be in place from 24 August which will include the operation of a new flyunder track in use on Mondays to Fridays, morning and evening peak Bank to Lewisham trains.
These trains will not stop at West India Quay station. Please change at Canary Wharf for northbound services.

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 station upgrade works to provide step-free access, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010.

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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Upgrade work brings cheaper fares Transport for London announces cheaper fares for pay-as-you-go Oyster card users as part of a ?40m upgrade. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8240408.stm

Woman dies at crash scene on M25 A 19-year-old woman dies at the scene of a crash involving two vehicles on the hard shoulder of the M25 in Essex. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8240330.stm

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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

Ghost stations Call to bring abandoned Tube stations back to life http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8236000/8236894.stm

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