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Weekend travel information for 20 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 21-22 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. Strike action is taking place on the DLR from 04:00 on Friday 20 April, until 03:59 on Tuesday 24 April. The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL. We aim to offer a limited service over the four days, which coincide with the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. For up to date information on what services may operate. London Overground * On Sunday 22 April, there is no service between: * Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work and Network Rail work at Euston to enable High Speed Two (HS2) * Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Crossrail construction work * Sydenham and Crystal Palace from 20:45 until 23:15…
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Are you eligible for a British passport?

Fast facts about British nationality for South Africans - You could be eligible for British passport if you were: Born to a parent (father or mother) who was born in the UK before 1983. Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 – as long as that parent Was a British citizen, or Had a parent born in the UK Born in South Africa after 31 May 1962 but before 1983, and you have a UK-born grandparent Born after 1948, and your parents were married before 1949 and your paternal grandfather (your father’s father) was born in the UK Born between 2 March 1970 and 18 April 1980 in (Southern) Rhodesia, and you have a grandfather born in the UK.
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Weekend travel information for 13 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 14-15 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground District line All weekend there is no service between Turnham Green and Richmond, due to Network Rail signalling repairs and track replacement. Metropolitan line On Sunday there is no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park until 09:30 and after 20:30, due to ballast & track replacement. London Overground Today, Thursday 12 April, there is no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45, due to Network Rail track work. All weekend there is no service between Willesden Junction and Richmond, due to Network Rail track work. On Sunday 15 April, there is no service between: • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work • Camden Road and…
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation. One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number. We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number. The National Insurance Number The National Insurance (NI) number is unique for every person. You will keep your NI number for life, and the number will only be used for one person. It consists of numbers and letters and is allocated by the Department for Works and Pensions. The NI number is used by the HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Works and Pensions to identify persons. The number also ensures that NI and tax contributions are recorded against the record of the correct person and that the correct amount of tax and NI are paid by every person. The National Insur…
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Weekend travel information for 6 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 7-8 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Due to ballast and track replacement, there is no service: Metropolitan line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge Piccadilly line On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between South Harrow and Uxbridge London Overground There will be no service: From Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April between: • Gospel Oak and Barking, due to Network Rail infrastructure work • Crouch Hill station will be closed, with no staff or ticketing facilities available, due to Network Rail bridge work On Sunday 8 April between: • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, due to Network Rail track and infrastructure work • Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Cr…
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Weekend travel information for 30 March 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 31 March - 1 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground There will be no service Circle line On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, while we test new signalling District line From Saturday 31 March until Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington, while we test new signalling Hammersmith & City line From Friday 30 March until Sunday 1 April between Edgware Road and Hammersmith, while we test new signalling Northern line From Friday 30 March until Monday 2 April between Charing Cross/Moorgate to Golders Green/East Finchley, while we carry out points works at Camden Also, on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 April, all southbound trains from Edgware will be via Charing Cross and all train…
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