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, there will be no service between Romford and Upminster. This is due to Crossrail construction work. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370.

On Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction. This is due to Network Rail track work. Trains to/from Clapham Junction are diverted to/from Battersea Park. Use local buses or Southern services between Battersea Park and Clapham Junction.

On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be a reduced service between Gospel Oak and Barking. Trains will run about every 30 minutes. For weekend train times, check our Journey Planner on the day of travel. Reduced weekend service will continue on this route until further notice due to a lack of available trains.

From Monday 18 March, there will be a reduced weekday service between Gospel Oak and Barking. Trains will run about every 30 minutes. A reduced service will continue on this route every day until further notice, due to a lack of available trains. For weekday train times, check our temporary timetable.

On Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March, there will be no southbound service from Sydenham to West Croydon after 23:45 each evening. This is due to Network Rail track work. Use local buses.

London Trams
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Sandilands and Birkbeck / Elmers End. This is due to ballast and track replacement work. Tram replacement buses will run between East Croydon and Birkbeck / Elmers End.

TfL Rail
On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield. This is due tracksossrail and track renewal works. Rail replacement buses will run between Stratford and Romford, and between Chadwell Heath and Shenfield, also stopping at Newbury Park.

On Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3 until 07:30. This is due to Crossrail work. Use local buses or the Piccadilly line for Heathrow.

Buses and roads
Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

A501 Euston Road – From 22:00 until 05:00 on both Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March there will be closures in both directions on A501 Euston Road at the junctions with Judd Street and Midland Road. These junctions will be closed eastbound on Monday 18 and closed westbound on Tuesday 19. Lane closures will be in place up to two hours before these directional closures. Traffic will be diverted but delays are expected. You are advised to seek alternative routes where possible. These works are to complete the Judd Street cycle route scheme.

Marylebone – From 09:30 on Friday 15 until Monday 18 March, lane three westbound on Marylebone Road will be closed between Luxborough Street and Chiltern Street. This is for Cadent Gas works.

Westminster – From 11:00 until 16:00 on Friday 15 March, there may be various road closures or traffic holds between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square via Whitehall. This is due to a demonstration.

Central London – From 12:00 until 16:00 on Saturday 16 March, there will be two marches and a demonstration through central London, both ending at 16:00. Up to 3,500 people will form up at Park Lane and at 13:00 will march to Richmond Terrace via Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall.

At the same time, up to 1,000 people will march from Paddington Green to Richmond Terrace via Harrow Road, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street and Whitehall. Both marches will end at approximately 14:30, and a rally will be held at Richmond Terrace until 16:00. Some bus routes will be diverted along the marching route or stop short of their destination.

Twickenham Stadium – From 16:00 until 22:00 on Saturday 16 March, Twickenham Stadium will host the Six Nations rugby match between England and Scotland, with kick off at 17:00. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected in the Twickenham area. Roads likely to be affected include the A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station and roads surrounding the stadium.

Westminster – From 07:00 until 22:00 on Sunday 17 March, there will be various road closures and restrictions across the Westminster area. From 07:00 until 22:00, the east side of Trafalgar Square will have a single lane closure and Pall Mall East will be closed. From 09:30 until 14:30, Piccadilly eastbound will be closed between Hyde Park Corner and Half Moon Street.

From 11:30 until 20:00, Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue westbound from Cambridge Circus, Haymarket, Regent Street St James’s, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square and approaches, Whitehall and Whitehall Place will be closed. This is due to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Fulham – From 08:00 on Monday 18 until 18:00 on Friday 22 March, Fulham Palace Road will be closed in both directions at the junction of Beryl Road near Charing Cross Hospital. A contra-flow will reduce the carriageway to a single lane in both directions. This is due to Thames Water works.

West End – From Monday 18 March until Thursday 11 April, sections of Tottenham Court Road will be reduced to one lane while carriageway resurfacing works are completed. Bus route 144 will be on diversion and route 176 will be restricted at times. These works are to prepare for the switch to two-way traffic on Tottenham Court Road on the Easter bank holiday weekend. Sections of the new southbound lane on Tottenham Court Road will be for buses and cyclists only following the traffic switch.

Old Street – From Wednesday 20 March until mid-May, work to remove four traffic islands on the approach to the roundabout will take place every night between 20:30 and 05:30. This is in advance of main works to restore two-way traffic to Old Street, which are scheduled to start in late May. Delays are expected on approach to the roundabout.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
Rodney Street, Angel, for health and safety reasons
Prince of Wales Drive, Battersea, due to utility works
Cardinal Place, Victoria, removed due to building works
Upper Richmond Road, East Putney, due to building works
Whiteley’s, Bayswater, due to building works
Appold Street, Liverpool Street, due to site relocation
Portugal Street, Holborn, due to building works
Butler Place, Westminster, due to a power outage
Baldwin Street, St. Luke’s, due to a power outage
Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, due to a power outage

We are sorry if your journeys this weekend are affected by any of these closures.

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