May bank holiday travel chaos: Full list of TfL Tube closures and disruption with 10 lines affected

Here’s a full list of London Underground lines, TfL services and National Rail routes that are will be disrupted over the May bank holiday weekend due to engineering work.

Travel across London is to be crippled this May bank holiday weekend, with a raft of services either closed or disrupted due to engineering work.

Ten Transport for London lines - including the Tube, DLR and London Overground - are set to be affected, with many being partially closed.

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On top of that, services across the National Rail network, including with Thameslink, Southern Rail and Greater Anglia will be disrupted or altered.

The main Tube line affected is the Hammersmith and City line, with no service on the whole route over the entire May bank holiday weekend.

The TfL map showing closures and disruption over the May bank holiday weekend. Credit: TfL

Bakerloo line

Across the whole of the May bank holiday weekend, there will be no Bakerloo line service between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Replacement buses will operate.

District line

Across the whole of the bank holiday weekend, there will be no District line service between Tower Hill and West Ham.

There also won’t be any District line between Earl’s Court and Wimbledon.

Replacement buses will be in place on both routes.

Passengers in Hammersmith. Credit: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images

Hammersmith and City line

The entire Hammersmith and City line will be closed by TfL for the entire May bank holiday weekend.

Replacement buses will operate.

Central and Victoria lines

RMT strike action against the Night Tube could affect overnight services on the Central and Victoria lines.

A good service is expected on the Victoria line, however the Central line may only run two London Underground trains per hour through central London.

Northern line

The Northern line is still closed between Moorgate and Kennington due to the major upgrade taking place at Bank station.

There are no replacement buses over weekends.

Waterloo & City line

The Waterloo & City line does not run at weekends.

DLR

The Docklands Light Railway is closed between Shadwell and Bank, use Tower Gateway instead.

Commuters on the London Overground. Credit: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images

London Overground

On Saturday, from 9.45am, there is no London Overground service between Euston, Willesden Junction and Watford Junction.

Use Northwestern Railway or replacement buses.

TfL Rail

On Sunday, there are reduced services between Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing and Hanwell.

Also on Sunday, a reduced service will operate between Liverpool Street and Shenfield, via Stratford, Ilford and Romford.

Thameslink

Across the whole of the May bank holiday weekend, engineering work is taking place between Victoria and East Croydon - closing some lines.

As a result services between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport and Brighton will run to an amended timetable.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains from Finsbury Park to Potters Bar and Gordon ill due to engineering work.

No service will run between King’s Cross and Potters Bar on Sunday.

On the bank holiday Monday, all Thameslink routes will run a reduced service.

Southern Rail has announced that it will continue to run a reduced Covid timetable - despite all restrictions being eased in February (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Southern Rail

Across the entire May bank holiday weekend, engineering work will affect Southern Rail services between Victoria, Balham and East Croydon.

On Saturday and Monday, no services will run between Victoria and Balham.

On Sunday, no services will run between Victoria and East Croydon and Streatham Hill.

Rail replacement buses will run between Clapham Junction to Balham and East Croydon.

No Gatwick Express services will run. Customers should use alternative Southern or Thameslink services between London Bridge and Gatwick Airport.

Engineering work is taking place on four out of seven platforms at Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

As a result all services will run to an amended timetable between East Croydon and Brighton, with extended journey times.

Southeastern Railway

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington via Grove Park.

Greater Anglia

There will be no direct trains between Liverpool Street and Cambridge.

Passengers travelling between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street should use train services between Cambridge and Stansted Airport, rail replacement bus services between Stansted Airport and Waltham Cross, and train services between Waltham Cross and London Liverpool Street.

South Western Railway

The lines in the Hounslow area will be closed on Sunday and Monday due to maintenance work.

Sunday

  • London Waterloo to Woking via Staines services will be revised.
  • These services will be diverted between Barnes and Feltham calling additionally at Richmond and Twickenham.
  • Buses will run between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow.
  • The afternoon and evening London Waterloo to Kingston via Hounslow services will not run.
  • Buses will run between Barnes and Twickenham (afternoon and evening only).

Monday

  • London Waterloo to Weybridge via Staines services will be revised. These services will be diverted between Barnes and Feltham calling additionally at Richmond and Twickenham.
  • Buses will run between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow.
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston and Wimbledon services will be revised.
  • London Waterloo to Windsor services will be revised.

For more information check TfL for status updates or to plan your journey.