Weekend travel information for 29 June 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 30 June and 1 July, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but to ensure your journey goes smoothly please check if any of the following affect you. Kennington improvements Until mid-September, the Northern and Victoria lines, and some stations, are likely to be busier. Bank branch Northern line trains will not stop at Kennington while we carry out essential work to make it quicker and easier to change between branches, ready for the Northern Line Extension. London Underground District line On Saturday 30 June, there will be no service between Aldgate East and Upminster. This is due to Line Modernisation work. On Sunday 1 July, there will be no service between Embankment and Upminster. This is due to Line Modernisation work. Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 30 June…
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New visa rules good news for South Africans looking for work in the UK

The UK Home Office has announced that it will henceforth no longer include doctors and nurses in the cap on the Tier 2 Visa cap. This is according to immigration consultants Breytenbachs, which notes that every month, since December 2017, the monthly quota for the Tier 2 Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) was reached. “Many UK businesses that applied for Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship (CoS) to employ non-EU workers were not able to obtain the CoS they require,” it said. “When a CoS is not issued, the employing company subsequently has to wait for the next monthly round of allocations of the Restricted Certificates of Sponsorship. Furthermore, it is not only a waiting game, but they have to lodge a new CoS application for consideration each month to be considered,” it said. “The implication was a growing shortage of staff at the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK, as well as a negative impact on other sectors in the UK economy. Note, however, that cert…
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Weekend travel information for 22 June 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 23 and 24 June, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but to ensure your journey goes smoothly please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Circle line From Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 June, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to Line Modernisation work. Hammersmith & City line From Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 June, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to Line Modernisation work. London Overground After 22:30 tonight, Thursday 21 June, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Chingford. This is due to Network Rail track work. On Sunday 24 June, there will be no service between: • South Tottenham and Barking, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Sydenham and C…
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Weekend travel information for 15 June 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 16 and 17 June, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but to ensure your journey goes smoothly please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Central line From 05:00 on Saturday 16 until 05:00 on Sunday 17 June, trains will not stop at Bank station. This is due to platform engineering work. District line On Sunday 17 June, there will be no service between Turnham Green and Richmond. This is due to Network Rail track work. London Overground On Sunday 17 June, there will be no service between: • Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work • Hackney Downs and Chingford until 08:00, due to Network Rail track work • Highbury & Islington and Shadwell after 21:15, due to Crossrail construction work • Surrey Quays and New Cross…
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