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

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

No line incidents have been reported. ACTON TOWN STATION: No step free access to the platforms due to planned maintenance work. 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: Until early January 2010, 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. EARLS COURT STATION: Reduced escalator service until mid December 2009. A one-way system will be in operation for customers changing between the District and Piccadilly lines. This will involve walking down an escalator which may lead to queuing. To avoid this disruption change trains at Barons Court or South Kensington. GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. KINGS CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION: No step free access to the Victoria line due to a faulty lift. 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. WILLESDEN JUNCTION STATION, LIFT IMPROVEMENT WORKS: From 30 November to 8 December 2009, due to essential Network Rail works, the lift between the Station Approach ticket office and the Euston to Watford/Bakerloo line Platforms 1, 2 and 3 will be out of service. The work will improve the reliability of the lift and prepare the platforms to accommodate longer trains in the future.

During this time additional staff will be on duty to help any customers who require assistance via the stairs. Disabled customers inconvenienced by this work are asked to contact London Overground Customer Services Team on 0845 601 4867, at least 24 hours in advance of travel, so alternative travel arrangements can be arranged.

Step-free access will remain available between the street and high level platforms 4 and 5 (Clapham Junction, Richmond and Stratford) trains. However, please note the following departures to Stratford use low level platform 2 at Willesden Junction: 0558 Monday to Friday; 0559 Saturday; 0611 Monday to Saturday; 0855 Sunday. In addition, the 2312 Monday to Saturday and 2249 Sunday trains from Stratford terminate at Willesden Junction low level.

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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.

EASTBOURNE TERRACE/CLEVELAND TERRACE W2: Due to a burst water main routes 15 46 are on diversion northbound and subject to delays.

Diversion as follows:

15 46 northbound only: From Eastbourne Terrace, Cleveland Terrace, Westbourne Terrace, Bishops Bridge Road to line of route.

No stops are being missed.

EASTBOURNE TERRACE/CLEVELAND TERRACE W2: Due to a burst water main routes 7 23 27 36 are on diversion northbound and subject to delays.

Diversion as follows:

15 46 northbound only: From Eastbourne Terrace, Cleveland Terrace, Westbourne Terrace, Bishops Bridge Road to line of route.

Stop being missed: Westbourne Terrace.

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.

 

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.

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

DOCKLANDS LIGHT RAILWAY: Monday 7 December, suspended between Canning Town and London City Airport until 1600. From 1600 until 1900 suspended between Westferry and Beckton and between Westferry and London City Airport. From 1900 suspended between Westferry and Beckton and between Westferry and Woolwich Arsenal. Rail replacement bus services operate.

Service A (1530-0030): between Canary Wharf and Beckton, calling at Blackwall, East India, Canning Town, Royal Victoria, Custom House, Prince Regent, Royal Albert, Beckton Park, Cyprus and Gallions Reach.

Service D (1530-2000): between Canning Town and Beckton, calling at Royal Victoria, Custom House, Prince Regent, Royal Albert, Beckton Park, Cyprus and Gallions Reach.

Service E (0530-2000): between Canning Town and North Woolwich, calling at West Silvertown, Pontoon Dock, London City Airport and King George V.

Service F (1530-0030): between Canary Wharf and North Woolwich, calling at Blackwall, East India, Canning Town, West Silvertown, Pontoon Dock, London City Airport and King George V.

A valid DLR ticket or Oyster card is required before boarding the bus.

Mobility impaired passengers who are unable to use the replacement bus service are advised to call 020 7363 9700 for further information and advice.

Click for Docklands Light Railway website.

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.

WILLESDEN JUNCTION STATION, LIFT IMPROVEMENT WORKS: From 30 November to 8 December 2009, due to essential Network Rail works, the lift between the Station Approach ticket office and the Euston to Watford/Bakerloo line Platforms 1, 2 and 3 will be out of service. The work will improve the reliability of the lift and prepare the platforms to accommodate longer trains in the future.

During this time additional staff will be on duty to help any customers who require assistance via the stairs. Disabled customers inconvenienced by this work are asked to contact London Overground Customer Services Team on 0845 601 4867, at least 24 hours in advance of travel, so alternative travel arrangements can be arranged.

Step-free access will remain available between the street and high level platforms 4 and 5 (Clapham Junction, Richmond and Stratford) trains. However, please note the following departures to Stratford use low level platform 2 at Willesden Junction: 0558 Monday to Friday; 0559 Saturday; 0611 Monday to Saturday; 0855 Sunday. In addition, the 2312 Monday to Saturday and 2249 Sunday trains from Stratford terminate at Willesden Junction low level.

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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