Northern and Bakerloo lines will not stop at Embankment

Inside Embankment Station
Image caption Northern and Bakerloo lines will not stop at Embankment station but Circle and District lines will

Tube passengers on two major lines will not be able to stop at a busy interchange station in central London for almost a year due to refurbishment.

From Wednesday, Bakerloo and Northern lines trains will not stop at Embankment station.

Transport for London (TfL) has advised people to walk to Waterloo or Charing Cross stations or plan their route to avoid the station.

The work involves refurbishing four escalators that are 80 years old.

They were last refurbished in the 1970s.

Embankment is one of the busiest London Underground stations, serving Charing Cross main line station as well as Trafalgar Square and the theatres and restaurants along The Strand.

TfL said people would not be charged extra for their journeys. The work will take about 10 months to complete.

Circle and District line trains will continue to stop at Embankment during the work.

London Underground (LU) said it had looked at ways of keeping the station open for all lines while the work was being done, but this would have meant the project taking as long as 75 weeks rather than the expected 43 weeks.

LU operations director Nigel Holness said: "We apologise for the disruption to journeys this will cause but the works are vital for the continued safe operation of the station."

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