December 4 2013 Latest news:
by Stephen Moore
Friday, October 18, 2013
Travellers are being warned to check before they set off on public transport this weekend, due to a combination of emergency works following a train derailment and planned engineering works on the Tube and Overground lines.
On the Northern line there is no service on almost the entire line all weekend while new signalling is tested. On the High Barnet branch trains will only run as far south as East Finchley station, and on the Edgware branch only as far south as Golders Green. The rest of the line is closed.
However, the Waterloo & City line will open on Sunday between 10am and 8pm in a bid to ease problems.
On the Piccadilly line there is no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge while track is replaced in the Uxbridge area.
The same work is also affecting the Metropolitan line, where there will be no service between Wembley Park and Northwood, and no service between Wembley Park and Uxbridge.
On the Overground, the derailment near Camden Road station means there is still no service between Highbury & Islington and Gospel Oak. Repair work is expected to take several more days.
Regular shuttle services are being run between Gospel Oak and Clapham Junction, Willesden Junction and Richmond, and Highbury & Islington abd Stratford. Tickets are also being accepted via reasonable routes on the London Underground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway and National Rail.
Planned engineering works are also taking place on the Overground, but are subject to change due to the derailment.
Trains will not run between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/New Cross Gate, Sydenham and Crystal Palace, Clapham Junction and Surrey Quays (Sunday only).
There will also be no service after 6.15am both days between Hackney Wick and Stratford, no service before 9.15am on both days between New Cross Gate and West Croydon, no service before 11am on both days between Willesden Junction and Camden Road, and no service between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham on Sunday before 11am.