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Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 2 November.

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

No line incidents have been reported. ACTON TOWN STATION: From Friday 23 October until Wednesday 11 November, no step-free access between the ticket hall and platforms. ALDGATE EAST STATION: The ticket office is closed from Sunday 1 November until Sunday 13 December, inclusive. Ticket machines remain available in the ticket hall during the closure. CHANCERY LANE STATION: From Monday 2 November until Thursday 30 December inclusive, 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. 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. 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.

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.

STOKE NEWINGTON CHURCH STREET, N16: Routes 73 476 and N73 are diverted eastbound and subject to moderate delays from 0800 Monday 14 September until 1600 Friday 18 December due to carriageway resurfacing works.

Diversion

Towards Seven Sisters/ Walthamstow Central/ Northumberland Park: From Albion Road diverted via left Stoke Newington Church Street, Green Lanes, Lordship Park, Manor Road, left Stamford Hill to line of route

Towards Victoria/ Euston: Not diverted.

UPPER RICHMOND ROAD: Routes 14 39 74 85 93 170 424 430 N10 N74 will be subject to severe delays due to the westbound closure for gas main replacement work between Putney High Street and Keswick Road from 0900 Monday 21 September until 1700 Friday 4 December 2009.

=================================== 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

LONDON OVERGROUND, GOSPEL OAK – BARKING LINE: Suspended due to late finishing engineering works. London Underground are accepting tickets via any reasonable route. LONDON OVERGROUND, RICHMOND – STRATFORD LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to late finishing engineering work at Gospel Oak.

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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