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Dear Vincent (blog),

Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 18 January.

~~~~~~~~~~~ Travel News ~~~~~~~~~~

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

CIRCLE LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to an obsturction on the track in the Hammersmith area. HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to an obsturction on the track in the Hammersmith area. BAKERLOO LINE: Minor delays are occurring due to a signal failure at Queens Park and Lambeth North.

GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. HOLBORN STATION: Closed due to a fire alert. 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.

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EARLSFIELD ROAD/GARRATT LANE, SW18: Due to a gas leak being repaired, route 77 is diverted in both directions and subject to delays from 2000 Wednesday 13 January until 1700 Monday 18 January.

Diverted towards Tooting: From Windmill Road junction with Trinity Road, via Trinity Road, Huguenot Place, East Hill, garratt Lane to line of route.

Diverted towards Waterloo: From Garratt Lane junction with Earlsfield Road, via Garratt Lane, Ram Street, Armoury Way, Fairfield Street, East Hill, Marcilly Road, Northside Wandsworth Common, Trinity Road, Windmill Road to line of route.

All bus stops on the diversion route should be served.

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 WC1: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Route 25 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 WC1: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Routes 10 390 and N10 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 WC1: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Routes 8 55 98 N8 N55 N98 and N207 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 WC1: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Routes 7 and N7 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 WC1: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Routes 73 and N73 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, Goodge Street and Warren Street stations in this direction.

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

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

SOUTHWARK, BLACKFRIARS ROAD: From Monday 5 January until Tuesday 4 May, Routes 45 63 100 N63 and N89 may be subject to delays especially at the weekends due to Thames Water carrying out Victorian Water Main replacement works on Blackfriars Road from January to May 2010.

WATERLOO BRIDGE, SE1: From 0900 on Monday 11 January until 1700 on Sunday 14 February, routes 1 4 26 59 76 139 168 171 172 176 188 243 341 521 RV1 X68 N1 N68 N76 N343 may experience severe delays due to bridge repairs on Waterloo Bridge. As a result, the northbound bus stop ‘P’ (Waterloo Bridge / South Bank) will be suspended and the southbound bus stop ‘N’ (Waterloo Bridge / South Bank) will also be suspended. A temporary southbound only bus stop will be sited further south near the roundabout.

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

BANK DLR STATION: Closed until the end of January.

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.

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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