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All change on the East London line
By Steve Phillips, BBC London Travel
The Tube's East London line is closed until the summer of 2010. So how do you get about? Find out here
When the line reopens it will be part of a hugely extended East London Railway on the London Overground.
Work is already underway on the extension to the East London line and if you walk along Bishopsgate from Liverpool Street, construction on the new Shoreditch High Street station is well advanced.
The line will eventually run from West Croydon in the south to Dalston in the north, with an extension to Highbury and Islington early in 2011.
There are bus replacement services on each side of the river. Unlike the last closure, there will be no service crossing the river via the Rotherhithe Tunnel because of width restrictions.
Stations at New Cross, New Cross Gate, Canada Water, Shadwell DLR and Whitechapel will stay open as they are used for other services, so you can still buy tickets for replacement buses. The buses won't accept bus passes or cash.
The ELC runs between New Cross Gate and Canada Water, calling at New Cross and Surrey Quays. The service will run every 8-10 minutes and every 5 minutes during peak-time.
This service between Canada Water and Rotherhithe has been withdrawn. An alternative is the 381 bus.
The ELW runs between Whitechapel and Wapping, calling at Shadwell. This service will run every 10 minutes during working hours and every 15 minutes at evenings and weekends.
This service takes you between Whitechapel and Shoreditch running from 07.00 to 10.30 and between 15.30 and 20.30, every 20 minutes. There is no service on Saturday. A Sunday service runs between 07.00 and 15.30, every 10 minutes.
Crossing the river
With the East London line out of action, the alternatives in the area are the DLR from Greenwich to the Isle of Dogs or buses crossing over Tower Bridge.
The Northern line crosses from London Bridge to Bank, and the Jubilee line from Canada Water crosses into the Docklands and Canary Wharf.
Tune to BBC London 94.9 or check travel pages here for regular updates during the closure
last updated: 13/05/2008 at 14:59
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