Coronavirus Service Information Update

    Moovit is updating our transport data in order to provide you with accurate information on Coronavirus-related service changes.

    You should only travel on public transport where necessary and for essential journeys. Before you travel, consider if your journey is necessary and if you can, stay local. This will help keep the transport network running and allow people who need to make essential journeys to travel.


    Guidance for using public transport during the coronavirus outbreak

    If using public transport, thinking carefully about the times, routes and ways you travel will mean we will all have more space to stay safe.

    • Try to walk, cycle, or drive, all options that you can find on Moovit.
    • Before and during your journey, check for the latest travel advice on your route by using Moovit to plan your journey and looking for service alerts on Moovit.
    • If you can, travel at off-peak times. Use Moovit to plan ahead.
    • Taking a less busy route and reducing the number of changes (for example between bus and train) will help you keep your distance from others. You can do this by filtering for the Least transfers when planning a journey on Moovit. Public Health England recommends keeping a 2 metre distance from other people, where possible. Where this is not possible you should keep the time you spend nears others as short as possible and avoid physical contact. 


    • During your journey:
      • If you can, wear a face covering if you need to use public transport.
      • Be aware of the surfaces you touch. Be careful not to touch your face. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing.
      • Wait for passengers to get off first before you board.
      • Ensure you maintain social distancing, where possible, including at busy entrances, exits, under canopies, bus stops, platforms or outside of stations
      • Be prepared to queue or take a different entrance or exit at stations
      • Wait for the next service if you cannot safely keep your distance on board a train, bus or coach
      • Respect other people’s space while travelling
      • Avoid consuming food and drink on public transport, where possible.


    You can find more information here.


    Travel information and service updates

    If you’re a key worker and your journey is absolutely essential, the busiest times are 05:45-07:30 and 16:00-17:30. If possible, avoid travelling at these times particularly on these parts of the network as there may be some disruption to your journey: 

    • Jubilee line between London Bridge and Stratford, and Stanmore and Wembley Park
    • Central line between Epping and Stratford 
    • Victoria line 
    • District line between Upminster and West Ham 
    • London Overground services into Liverpool Street 
    • DLR to/from Canning Town, West Ham and Stratford


    Transport across London will operate a reduced service. The following service changes apply:

    There is no Night Tube or Night Overground services until further notice.


    On the bus network, from Monday 23 March until further notice, a service similar to a Saturday will run. TfL’s extensive night bus network will continue, to provide critical workers with a reliable night option.

    Timetables on many bus routes listed below are being reduced to a Sunday service, but with added early morning journeys to ensure key workers can get to their workplaces.

    All other day routes will continue to operate a Saturday timetable on weekdays and night buses will run a Monday to Thursday night timetable on all days of the week.


    London Underground

    Bakerloo Line: A 3 minute service is operating on the rest of the line.

    Central Line: A 3 minute service is operating due to operational restrictions.

    Circle Line: A 15 minute service is operating due to operational restrictions. 

    District Line: A 4 minute service is operating due to operational restrictions.

    Hammersmith and City Line: A 15 minute service is operating. 

    Jubilee Line: A 5 minute service is operating.

    Metropolitan Line: A 5 minute service is operating.

    Northern Line: A 5 minute service is operating.

    Piccadilly Line: A 5 minute service is operating.

    Victoria Line: A 4 minute special service is operating. Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25 May, no service between Walthamstow Central and Brixton. A replacement bus service operates between Walthamstow Central and Finsbury Park. Services on bus route 2, calling at stations between Brixton and Victoria will be enhanced between 10:00 and 22:00. Tickets will also be valid on London Overground and National Rail services to/from Liverpool Street and on National Rail services between Kings Cross and Finsbury Park and Vauxhall and Waterloo

    Waterloo & City line: Closed until further notice.


    Docklands Light Railway

    A 10 minute service is operating.


    TfL Rail

    Sunday 24 May, until 0700, no service between Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5 / Reading. First through trains will be at 0709 from Reading to Paddington, 0736 from Paddington to Reading, at 0742 from Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 and 0801 from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Paddington.



    From Saturday 9 May, Piccadilly and TfL Rail stations at Heathrow Terminal 4 will close temporarily and all services will only run to Heathrow Terminal 1,2,3&5 stations (Piccadilly line) or Heathrow Terminals 2&3 and 5 stations (TfL Rail). This is because all flights will operate from Heathrow Terminals 2 and 5 only.


    London Overground

    Saturday 23, Sunday 24 and Bank Holiday Monday 25 May, no service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross / Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon. Use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland (for Dalston Junction), and Southern services between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon. Replacement buses operate between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate, and between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction.


    London Tramlink

    A 7 minute special service is operating


    Current advice for using transport safely
    • Consider changing the time when you need to use public transport. Travelling outside of peak times will help reduce the number of people using the network at the same time and support social distancing measures that are currently in place.
    • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitiser whenever soap and water are unavailable.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then place the tissue into the bin straight away.
    • Try to use contactless payments.


    For more information and advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the NHS website


    Source: TfL