Weekend travel information for 10 May 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 11 and 12 May, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Circle line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service on the entire line. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run. District line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service between South Kensington and East Ham. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run. Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service between Baker Street and Barking. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run.…
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It is wonderful to see the South Africans in London take to the voting polls!

Thousands of South Africans from all over the United Kingdom rallied together at Trafalgar Square on Saturday to make their mark! London, United Kingdom – A patriotic buzz filled the chilly London air around the South African High Commission at South Africa House in Trafalgar Square; On the 27th April 2019 South Africans from across the United Kingdom traveled to London to have their say and cast a special vote in SA’s 2019 National Elections. “How privileged we are to be able to cast our vote abroad, and how utterly fitting that it fell on such an iconic day – Freedom Day… well played IEC!” In an iconic setting between the High Commission, St Martin-in-the-Fields and with the National Gallery and Trafalgar square in sight, the passionate South Africans braved nearly 50 kilometers per hour winds that Storm Hannah brought in. Along with the wind brought bursts of tiny hair-like seeds from the easily recognizable London Plane trees that grow in abundance across the city. Much…
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Weekend travel information for 22 March 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 23 and 24 March, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium On Sunday 24 March at 15:00, a test event is taking place at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Victoria line, London Overground, rail and bus services in the area are expected to be very busy before and after the event. Northbound London Overground services prior to the event are expected to be full upon arrival at Seven Sisters station between 12:00 and 14:00. Customers looking to board these services may be asked to exit the station and use an alternative entrance via Birstall Road to prevent overcrowding. If you are traveling to the match there is a signed walking route to the stadium from Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and White Hart Lane stations. nati…
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Weekend travel information for 15 March 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 16 and 17 March, and 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. Please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Circle line On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. London Overground Tonight, Thursday 14 March, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run. On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, t…
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So you need to pack? Here are a few handy tips to make sure your trip is a success

Do you find yourself thinking for days on end about things you will need on the trip and telling yourself "I must remember to pack that"? Have you arrived and discovered "oops I should have packed that"? There is a simple solution and it works, especially if it's keeping you up at night before the trip - write it down. Yes, make a list, add to it whenever you have an idea that I must pack this, and take it with you. When you get there and think I should have, add it to that list and keep it in one of those pockets in your favourite bag or case so next time, you won't forget. When you are doing that last-minute dash instead of running around in circles you can check your list and feel far more at ease and only have to deal with the excitement or nerves of the trip itself. A pen and paper or even a note taken on your phone can help in all sorts of ways. Making notes, or even doodling on the trip itself when you are waiting is a great time to put some thoughts in order or make pl…
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Weekend travel information for 14 December 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 15 and 16 December, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. TfL services will continue to run over Christmas and New Year, excluding Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, travel will be free on the Tube, bus, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Tram services between 23:45 and 04:30. Timetable and service changes will affect journeys throughout the festive period. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 16 December, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. Piccadilly line On Satur…
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Weekend travel information for 7 December 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 8 and 9 December, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 9 December, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. London Overground On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, there will be an amended timetable between Gospel Oak and Barking. Trains will run every 15 to 30 minutes. Due to a lack of available trains, a reduced weekend service will continue until further notice. We will continue to run a full timetable on the busier weekday service.…
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#LandExpropriation: South-African farmers are now leaving SA for Canada due to uncertainty created by the South African government’s move to expropriate land without compensation

Due to uncertainty created by the South African government's move to expropriate land without compensation, several South African farmers are migrating to settle in other countries, agricultural industry association Agri SA said on Wednesday. "This is extremely serious, and the knock-on effect on the whole economy is going to be there. If you don't have confidence [in an economy], why would you invest? Something else is also happening ... we are losing young farmers. They decide they cannot do this, they don't see a future to a certain extent," said Pierre Vercueil, Agri SA deputy president who is also a commercial farmer. "We see immigration [of farmers from South Africa]. You just have to go the embassies and ask what is happening. Over the last 20 years, we have seen the decrease in farmers' numbers from something like 60 000 to 35 000, and this is escalating. On Tuesday, Parliament by majority vote adopted a report recommending that Section 25 of the Constitution be amen…
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Weekend travel information for 23 November 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 24 and 25 November, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 25 November, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. London Overground From 20:00 tonight until tomorrow morning, Thursday 22 November, there will be no service between Romford and Upminster. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370 for travel between stations. On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November: • There will be no service between Hackney Wick and Stratford. From 16:15 on Su…
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Weekend travel information for 2 November 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 3 and 4 November, and 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 please check if any of the following affect you. Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers From Sunday 4 until Sunday 11 November, large pedestrian numbers are expected at Tower of London each day between 17:00 and 22:00. Tower Hill station will be extremely busy during the event and will be closed on Sunday 4 November. Anyone attending the event should use the following stations, which are all around a 10 to 15 minute walk away: • Aldgate East via the District line and Hammersmith & City line • Aldgate via the Metropolitan line and Circle line • Monument via the District line and Circle line • London Bridge via the Jubilee line, Northern line and National Rail lines • Tower Gateway via DLR Central line …
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