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Travelling on the Tube or DLR over Easter?

BBC London's guide to Tube, Tram, Bus and DLR travel over the Easter period.


Public Transport travel over Easter

Transport for London has announced details of London travel arrangements over the Easter weekend, Good Friday 14 April to Easter Monday 17 April.

Tube

London Underground will operate a Saturday service on Good Friday. Normal services will then operate on Easter Saturday and Sunday. On Easter Monday a Sunday service will operate.

Planned engineering work

However due to planned engineering work the following services will be suspended over the Easter weekend. Passengers can use alternative Underground routes and local bus services.

Central line
There will be no service between Leytonstone and Newbury Park eastbound.  Wanstead Station will be closed.  Valid London Underground tickets will be accepted on route 66 between Leytonstone and Newbury Park, and extra buses will be running on this route.

Circle line
There will be no service between Baker Street and Liverpool Street, due to redevelopment work at King’s Cross, and a reduced service between Liverpool Street and Baker Street (via Victoria). A Rail Replacement Bus Service will operate between Baker Street and Liverpool Street during early morning and late night periods.

District line
On Easter Sunday due to Network Rail engineering work, buses will replace trains between Turnham Green and Richmond until 0900. London Underground tickets will be accepted on South West Trains services between Waterloo and Richmond.

Hammersmith & City line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and Barking and a reduced service between Hammersmith and Edgware Road, due to redevelopment work at King’s Cross.

Metropolitan line
There will be no service between Baker Street and Aldgate due to redevelopment work at King’s Cross.

Northern line
Buses will replace trains between Golders Green and Edgware due to Tube Lines carrying out track replacement work.

Victoria line
Buses will replace trains between Stockwell and Brixton due to Metronet carrying out station modernisation work. 

Waterloo & City line
The line is closed until September 2006 for a line upgrade.

Stations closed other than those where engineering work will be carried out are Shoreditch Station, which will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Cannon Street Station will be open from 0730-1930 on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Buses

On London Buses, on Good Friday 14 April, routes 931,953, 965 and 969 will operate a normal Friday service and route 477 will operate to a public holiday timetable.

All other buses will operate a Saturday service on Good Friday, except for 310 (no Saturday service within Greater London), 402, 409, 500, 514, and 515, which will not be running.

On Saturday 15 April a normal Saturday service will operate on all routes.

On Easter Sunday 16 April, a normal Sunday service will operate on all day and night routes, except on Route N159 on the night Sunday 16/Monday 17 April.  A special service incorporating three additional morning journeys from New Addington, Homestead Way to Thornton Heath Pond will be running to coincide with the later start of the Tramlink services.

On Easter Monday, 17 April, a normal Sunday service will be provided on bus routes.  Routes 903, 917, 965 and 969, which normally run on Mondays, will not be running.

DLR and Croydon Tramlink

A Saturday service will operate on Good Friday and Easter Monday on the Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink. Normal services will run on  Easter Saturday and Sunday.

River services

All River services will run a normal service throughout the weekend except for:  Thames Executive Charters running from Putney to Blackfriars which will not be operating on Good Friday or Easter Monday.  (They do not operate at weekends). Or Thames Clippers, the Greenwich – Savoy route will operate on the Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday timetable on Good Friday and Easter Monday.  This means there will be no service between Woolwich Arsenal and Greenwich, which normally runs on weekdays. To check on River Services: www.tfl.gov.uk/river.

Victoria coach station

Passengers travelling to, from or via Victoria Coach Station  (VCS)  this Easter should book their tickets well before Maundy Thursday, 13 April, which is their busiest day of the year,  to avoid long queues at the Ticket Office and to ensure they do get a seat on a coach.

Coach operators serving Victoria look at their bookings several days in advance and lay on extra coaches as necessary. 

Passengers with mobility problems travelling at Easter should advise VCS well in advance so that it can arrange for a staff member to help them on or off their coach. Telephone 020 7824 0000.

Under 16s in possession of a valid Child Oyster photocard can travel  free on London buses and trams. (If children are under 14 and do not look older  they do not need a Child Oyster photocard to travel free on buses and trams except when using the tram at Wimbledon).

Under 11s can travel free at weekends, public holidays and after 0930 weekdays on the entire Tube and DLR network when accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.  Adults must have a valid ticket and up to four children can travel free with each adult.

last updated: 13/04/06
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