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Here is your free Transport for London Travel Alert reported at 8:00 on 24 May.

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

No line incidents have been reported. BOUNDS GREEN STATION: No down escalator service until late August 2010. Please use buses 184 or 221 to Wood Green station if you are unable to use the stairs to reach the platform. EARL’S COURT STATION: Reduced escalator service until early July 2010. GREENFORD STATION: Due to works taking place, the car park will be closed until the end of 2010. PICCADILLY CIRCUS STATION: Reduced escalator service until further notice.

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BOROUGH HIGH STREET, ROUTES 21 35 40 133 N21 N133 and N343: From Saturday 12 December 2009 to Sunday 11 July 2010 buses will be diverted southbound with severe delays while water and gas main replacement takes place between Southwark Street and Great Dover Street. Southbound buses will not serve the stop at Union Street and will be diverted via Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge Road and Marshalsea Road.

Diversion southbound from Borough High Street at Southwark Street right Southwark Street, left Southwark Bridge Road and left Marshalsea Road then right Borough High Street (routes 35 40 133 343 N35 N133 and N343).

Buses will not serve the stop at Union Street/Borough High Street. Buses will serve stops on the diversion route on request.

BOUNDS GREEN STATION: No down escalator service until late August 2010. Please use buses 184 or 221 to Wood Green station if you are unable to use the stairs to reach the platform.

ELEPHANT AND CASTLE, ROUTES 1 2 35 40 45 68 133 148 155 171 176 196 333 343 415 468 P5 X68 N35 N133 N171 and N343: From 1000 Monday 17 May until 1700 Monday 05 July, buses will be subject to severe delays at the junction with Newington Butts as a result of lane closures due to gas works. Routes 1 53 63 168 172 188 363 453 C10 and N1 may also be affected by the gas works as heavy traffic may be expected. OXFORD CIRCUS, ROUTE 25: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, this route 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, ROUTES 10 and 390: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, Buses 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, ROUTES 8 55 98 N8 N55 N98 and N207: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses 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, ROUTES 7 AND N7: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses 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, ROUTES 73 AND N73: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses 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 and Goodge Street stations in this direction.

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

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

Serves stop KA on Euston Road for Warren Street station.

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

WOOLWICH FREE FERRY: The Woolwich Ferry is now operating longer hours until further notice to help ease traffic congestion due to the Blackwall Tunnel closures. The usual end time is 2000 but on Monday to Thursday it now operates for an extra 2 hours in the evening. One ferry will operate the extended hours. The last departure from the South terminal at 2145, and the last departure from the North terminal is at 2200.

All other 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 – RICHMOND: Severe delays are occurring due to a signal failure at Willesden Junction. London Underground are accepting tickets via any reasonable route. LONDON OVERGROUND PLANNED CLOSURES: From Saturday 20 February until Monday 31 May, buses replace trains between Gospel Oak and Stratford. This is to enable the frequent running of longer trains with increased capacity and reliability across London on time for the Olympics in 2012. These works will have a knock on effect on other Overground services during peak hours – please see further information for details. Planned weekend engineering work is also scheduled to take place on most Sundays until May 2011 between Richmond and Gospel Oak, some weekends between Gospel Oak and Barking (until May 2011) and between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sundays until May 2011. Sections of the Watford Junction to Euston line will also be regularly affected on Sundays until October 2010.

Valid tickets will be accepted on the replacement buses which operate as follows:

Hampstead Heath (bus stops in Constantine Road) – Gospel Oak (bus stops in Agincourt Road/Southampton Road) – Kentish Town West (bus stops in Malden Road) – Camden Road – Holloway Road Underground Station (for Caledonian Road & Barnsbury) – Highbury & Islington Station – Canonbury (bus stops in Grosvenor Avenue) – Dalston Kingsland (bus stops in Kingsland High Street) – Hackney Central (bus stops in Amhurst Road) – Homerton (bus stops in Homerton High Street) – Hackney Wick (bus stops in Hepscott Road) – Stratford (bus stops at Great Eastern Road, coach lay-by).

These works will have a knock on effect on other Overground services during peak hours as follows:

Richmond to Willesden Junction/Gospel Oak
During peak periods (Mondays to Fridays 0600-0900), there will be:
– two trains per hour between Richmond and Gospel Oak
– one train per hour between Richmond and Willesden Junction
– one additional train between Richmond and Willesden Junction (between 0800 and 0900 only)

Clapham Junction to Willesden Junction/Gospel Oak
During peak periods (Mondays to Fridays 0600-0900), there will be:
– two trains per hour between Clapham Junction and Gospel Oak
– one train per hour between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction

Off-peak services will remain largely unaffected however there will be no service between Richmond and Stratford most weekends until May 2011.
We urge passengers to always check before they travel, as details of these closures may change. Posters with detailed information will be displayed at all stations and station specific leaflets detailing alternative travel arrangements will be available from your station shortly after.

For further information please click on the link below or alternatively, email the London Overground Customer Services Team at overgroundinfo@tfl.gov.uk.

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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Work begins on Olympic field Work under way on the main field in the ?537m Olympic Stadium in east London which will host opening and closing ceremonies. http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/england/london/8699319.stm

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Wifi London? Mayor pledges to make London fully Wi-Fi by 2012 http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/local/london/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8691000/8691879.stm

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