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Dear Vincent (blog),

Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 1 February.

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

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

BAKERLOO LINE: Suspended between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant & Castle with severe delays on the rest of the line due to a signal failure at Lambeth North. London Buses are accepting valid Underground tickets via any reasonable route.

GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. HAMMERSMITH STATION: No step free access to the eastbound District and Piccadilly platform due to planned maintenance.

=================================== BUSES

NOAK HILL, TEES DRIVE: From 0900 Tuesday 19 January until 1600 Friday 5 February, Routes 256 294 and 646 will start and terminate at the Priory Road stop in Tees Drive due to the closure of the Tees Drive bus stand, near Wincanton Road, for accessibility improvements.

NORTH GREENWICH BUS STATION SE10: From 0930 Monday 25 January until 0930 Monday 15 March routes 108 129 132 161 188 422 472 486 will be on diversion and subject to severe delays due to the closure of the bus station. Buses will arrive and depart in Millennium Way instead(stops F and G).

Diversion as follows:

108 towards Lewisham: From Millennium Way at the junction of Edmond Halley Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop F, then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route

108 towards Stratford: From Edmond Halley Way at the junction of West Parkside, buses will be diverted via Edmond Halley Way, right Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop G ahead Millennium Way to line of route.

129, 132, 161, 422, 472 & 486 towards North Greenwich: From Edmond Halley Way at the junction of West Parkside, buses will be diverted via Edmond Halley Way, right Millennium Way to alight passengers and stand.

188 towards North Greenwich: From Millennium Way at the junction of Edmond Halley Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to alight passengers and stand prior to the zig zag lines of the pedestrian crossing.

188 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, to pick up at Stop F, ahead Millennium Way to line of route.

129, 132 & 422 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted via Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop F,
then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route.

161, 472 & 486 departing North Greenwich: From the stand on Millennium Way, buses will be diverted ahead Millennium Way, circumnavigate the roundabout to pick up at Stop G, then from Millennium Way, left Edmond Halley Way to line of route.

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 and 390 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

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: RICHMOND – STRATFORD: Minor delays are occurring due to an earlier faulty train.

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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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BBC London news ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Three-decade parking error revealed Five councils face refunding millions of pounds to motorists after the BBC discovers they had no permission for some of their parking bays. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8490074.stm

Nine rescued from building fire Nine people are rescued from flats in central London, close to the Centrepoint tower, after a fire broke out. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8490460.stm

Terry to remain Chelsea captain Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says John Terry will remain club captain despite newspaper revelations about his private life. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/chelsea/8489792.stm

Road sign errors hit taxpayers At least 14 councils have each paid out hundreds of pounds to correct errors in street signs, it is revealed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/8489894.stm

Police witness fatal car accident Metropolitan Police officers see a fatal road accident happen before their eyes when a car overturns in Putney.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8490051.stm

‘Guarantee’ for young jobless With 53,000 young people out of work in London, a ?1bn project is launched by DWP to tackle youth unemployment nationally.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/programmes/politics_show/regions/london/8487835.stm

Tell us a story How to contact BBC News Interactive’s London team http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/3035310.stm

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

‘First of many’ A state-funded Hindu school opens in north London http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/uk/8486375.stm

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