December 10 2013 Latest news:
by Stephen Moore
Friday, August 23, 2013
A triple-whammy of scheduled engineering works, threatened union strike action and the Notting Hill Carnival are all set to affect Tube and Overground lines this bank holiday weekend.
The RMT union has called a strike on the London Overground on Sunday and Monday, which will disrupt services if it goes ahead.
Transport for London says most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but the latest updates will be available at www.tfl.gov.uk.
The Notting Hill Carnival will cause the closure of Ladbroke Grove station on Sunday and Monday, and TfL is advising everyone not attending the event to avoid the area. If you are going, additional buses will serve the carnival, while some local routes will be on diversion and road closures will be in place. Nearby Tube stations may also be affected, and local Boris bike docking stations will be suspended.
For the London Overground, there will be no service between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell on Saturday and Sunday due to Crossrail work at Whitechapel, nor between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction.
If the strike goes ahead, there will be no trains between Willesden Junction and Richmond/Clapham Junction as well as no service between Gospel Oak and Barking on Sunday and Monday.
Other planned closures this weekend:
Northern line trains will not run between Camden town and Edgware until after 8.30am southbound, and 9am northbound, on Sunday while new signalling is tested.
District line trains are suspended between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway on Saturday, and on Sunday and Monday between Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway, for track replacement work. Piccadilly line trains will call additionally at Turnham Green.
For the Jubilee line there will no service on Sunday and Monday between Willesden Green and Stanmore, also for track replacement work on the adjacent Metropolitan line.
On the Metropolitan line, there will be no service between Aldgate and Harrow‑on‑the-Hill, for track replacement work, but it will run an enhanced service every 10 minutes between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge to mitigate planned closres on the Piccadilly line.
For the Piccadilly line there is no service between Acton Town and Rayners Lane for track replacement work.
On Docklands Light Railway there is no service between Stratford International and Canning Town due to bridge maintenance work.