London Travel Changes

January 31, 2019

    Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this week. Please check if any of the following affects you.

    🚇 Tube 🚇

    There are no planned closures on the Tube this weekend.

    🚊 Overground🚊

    Thursday 31 January, there will be no service between:

    • Romford and Upminster after 20:00. This is due to Network Rail track work. Use local buses 165, 248 or 370
    • Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run

    On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February, there will be a reduced service between Gospel Oak and Barking. Trains will run every 15 to 30 minutes.

    A reduced weekend service will continue on this route until further notice due to a lack of available trains. We will continue to run a full timetable on the busier weekday service.

    On Sunday 3 February, there will be no service between Highbury & Islington and Stratford. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run.

    🚊TfL Rail🚊

    On Saturday 2 February after 22:15, there will be a reduced service between Paddington and Hayes & Harlington. Trains will run every 30 minutes and will not stop at Acton Main Line from 22:00. This is due to Crossrail work.

    On Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Romford. This is due to overhead line electrical renewal and track work. Rail replacement buses will run.

    On Sunday 3 February, there will be no service between Paddington and Heathrow until 07:00. This is due to Crossrail work. Use local buses or the Piccadilly line for Heathrow.


    Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

    Wembley Stadium – From 11:30 until 15:00 on Saturday 2 February, Wembley Stadium will be hosting the Premier League football match between Tottenham and Newcastle, with kick off at 12:30. Large crowds and high traffic levels are expected in the Wembley area before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium.

    Central London – From 08:00 on Saturday 2 February until 31 March, A10 Bishopsgate will have a lane one southbound closure at the junction of Leadenhall Street. This is due to building works.

    London Bridge – From 20:00 on Saturday 2 until 05:00 on Monday 4 February, there will be various closures on the A3 near the junction of Arthur Street. This is due to infrastructure works.

    Westminster – From 15:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 2 February, Victoria Street and Broad Sanctuary will be closed in both directions between Artillery Road and Parliament Square. This is due to an event.

    Central London – From 02:30 until 16:30 on Sunday 3 February, there will be a series of phased road closures across Central London, due to the London Winter Run. From 02:30, Pall Mall will be closed eastbound. From 05:00, Pall Mall, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and approaches including Northumberland Avenue and the Strand, as well as roads within the St James’s Park area will be closed. From 08:00, Chancery Lane, New Fetter Lane, High Holborn, Fleet Street westbound, Aldwych, Kingsway, various roads in the City of London area and Waterloo Bridge will be closed. The Strand Underpass will remain open, except between 08:50 and 11:15.

    All roads will re-open by 15:30, with the exception of Whitehall and roads within the St James’s Park area, which will re-open by 16:30. Traffic is likely to be disrupted south of the river, as far north as A501 Marylebone Road, to the London Bridge area in the east and to the Victoria area in the west.

    Rotherhithe Tunnel – Cameras will be in place from Monday 4 February to enforce restrictions 24/7. Any vehicles entering the tunnel that do not comply could be fined up to £130. Vehicles more than two metres (6’6″) wide, two metres (6’6″) high or that weigh more than two tonnes (maximum gross weight) are not permitted. This is to ensure safety and reduce risk of collisions.

    Marylebone – From 19:00 on Monday 4 until 06:00 on Tuesday 5 February, Park Road, Gloucester Place and Rossmore Road junction will be closed. Bus routes 13, 113, 274 and N113 will be on diversion. This is due to resurfacing works to prepare for the switch to two-way traffic on Baker Street and Gloucester Place between 21 and 24 February, weather permitting.

    Central London – From 07:30 on Monday 4 February until Sunday 3 March, there will be various restrictions on A501 City Road in both directions between B144 Shepherdess Walk and Windsor Terrace. From Monday 4 until Sunday 10 February, lane one will be closed eastbound between Windsor Terrace and Wellesley Terrace. This is due to UKPN utility works.

    Central London – From 07:00 on Wednesday 6 until 19:00 on Sunday 10 February, Brompton Road will be reduced to a single lane in both directions between Hans Crescent and Knightsbridge Green. This is due to Cadent Gas works.



    Source: TFL