TfL Easter weekend March 29 to April 1: Underground, Overground, Elizabeth line disruptions

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Here is the full list of planned TfL service changes this Easter Bank holiday weekend, March 29 to April 1.

Londoners travelling into the capital this weekend could be faced with disruption due to closures on Tube and rail services.

Transport for London (TfL) has asked Londoners to check before they travel.

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To get the most latest updates on the Underground, DLR and Overground you can use the TfL app or website.

Here is the full list of planned TfL service changes this Easter Bank holiday weekend, March 29 to April 1.

London Underground

Central line

Ongoing service disruption

TfL has apologised for the continued disruption on the Central line. The transport body says it is working round the clock to address the issues, which has helped deliver a “more even and certain service”, while “ensuring the safety of customers and colleagues”.

Customers are asked to plan ahead, allow more time for their journey and consider alternative routes if travelling on the Central line into or through central London.

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Transport for London (TfL) has asked Londoners to check before they travel this Easter weekendTransport for London (TfL) has asked Londoners to check before they travel this Easter weekend
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London Overground

Thursday March 28

No service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/New Cross Gate after 9.15pm

Rail replacement buses will run every 20 minutes between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate. This is due to station works at Surrey Quays, where a new station entrance and step-free access are being installed.

No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction after 9.15pm

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Rail replacement buses will run every 30 minutes. This is due to both Network Rail maintenance works and station works at Surrey Quays, where a new station entrance and step-free access are being installed.

Friday 29 and Saturday March 30

Trains to/from Chingford will not call at Bethnal Green

Use alternative London Overground services to/from Enfield Town or Cheshunt. This is due to Network Rail works.

Friday March 29 to Monday April 1

No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction

Rail replacement buses will run every 30 minutes. This is due to station works at Surrey Quays, where a new station entrance and step-free access are being installed.

No service between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/New Cross Gate, including Night Overground services on Friday and Saturday night

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Use Tube or DLR services or local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will also run (except during Night Service hours) between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate, but will not call at Shadwell, Wapping or Rotherhithe. 

For Shadwell and Wapping, use bus route D3 from Whitechapel. For Rotherhithe, use bus routes C10 or 381 from Canada Water or Bermondsey. This is due to station works at Surrey Quays, where a new station entrance and step-free access are being installed.

Sunday March 31

No service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace

Use local buses between Anerley and Crystal Palace. A special service will operate between West Croydon and London Bridge. Two trains per hour will run in both directions between approximately 9.30am and 10.30pm. This is due to signalling works on the line to provide a more reliable service.

Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1

No service between Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Chingford

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Use alternative Tube or rail services or local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town/Cheshunt, and between Hackney Downs and Chingford. This is due to Network Rail works.

Tuesday 2 to Thursday April 4

No service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town/Cheshunt after 10.45pm each night

Use Tube services or local or replacement bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town, and between Seven Sisters and Cheshunt.

On Wednesday April 3 only, the last train from Liverpool Street to Cheshunt will depart at 10.15pm. This is due to Network Rail works.

Elizabeth line

Thursday March 28

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Reduced service between Paddington and Heathrow/Maidenhead after 9.30pm

Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, Hanwell and West Ealing stations after 10.10pm. For Acton Main Line, use Tube services at North Acton. For West Ealing and Hanwell, use local bus routes. This is due to Network Rail maintenance works.

Friday March 29 to Monday April 1

No service between Paddington and Abbey Wood, and between Whitechapel and Stratford

Use Tube, DLR or rail services or local bus routes. These works are to allow for signalling software updates, which will result in fewer delays and a more reliable service.

Reduced service between Paddington and Heathrow/Maidenhead

This is due to HS2 works at Old Oak Common station.

Saturday March 30

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The last train from Heathrow Terminal 5 to Paddington (at 0.07am) will terminate at Ealing Broadway.

Sunday March 31

No service between Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 07:45

Until 5.30am, customers travelling between central London and Heathrow should use the Piccadilly line. Customers travelling between central London and Heathrow between 5.30am and 7.45am should use the Central line to Ealing Broadway to connect with Elizabeth line services. This is due to HS2 works at Old Oak Common station.

DLR

Friday March 29 to Monday April 1

No service between Stratford and West India Quay

Use the Jubilee line, alternative DLR services or local bus routes. This is due to track replacement works to improve safety and reliability.

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No service between Tower Gateway and Shadwell, and between Westferry and Canning Town

Use alternative DLR services running between Bank and Lewisham (via Canary Wharf). Rail replacement buses will run between Westferry and Canning Town. This is due to track replacement works to improve safety and reliability.

London trams

Friday March 29 to Wednesday April 24

No service between East Croydon and New Addington/Beckenham Junction/Elmers End

Use local or tram replacement bus routes. This is so essential work can be carried out to the tramway.

Buses and roads

Friday March 29

Acton High Street

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From 10am until 11am, the Good Friday Procession will be taking place along Acton High Street. Large crowds are expected.

Trafalgar Square

From 11am until 8pm, theatre performances will be taking place. Large crowds are expected.

The O2, North Greenwich

The O2 will be hosting Pendulum in concert from 6pm until 11pm. Large crowds and delays are expected at the beginning and end of the event.

Friday 29 to Sunday March 31

Drumsheds, Tottenham Hale

From 5pm until 10.30pm each day, a concert will take place at Drumsheds. Large crowds and delays are expected at the beginning and end of the event.

Friday March 29 to Monday April 1

A4 West Cromwell Road

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From 10pm on Friday March 29 until 5am on Monday April 1, the A4 West Cromwell Road will be closed eastbound, from the junction of North End Road to Warwick Road due to a crane operation. Westbound traffic will be affected by a lane closure. 

If you need to travel through the area, significant delays to your journey are expected. Diversions will be in place, but they are expected to be busy. Bus route 533 will also be on diversion.

Plan ahead, use alternative routes where possible, allow more time for your journey and check before you travel.

Friday 29 to Thursday April 25

Billinton Hill, East Croydon station

Billinton Hill will be closed for engineering works.

Saturday March 30

Putney area

From 10am until 8pm, the Boat Race 2024 will be taking place between Putney and Mortlake. Local road closures will be in place for the event and large crowds are expected.

Sunday March 31

The O2, North Greenwich

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The O2 will be hosting a boxing match from 6pm until 11pm. Large crowds and delays are expected at the beginning and end of the event.

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday April 3

M25 closure

From 10pm on Tuesday April 2 until 5.30am the following morning, the A3 from the B2215 (Ripley) to the M25 at the Ockham Park Entry Slip Road will be closed northbound, along with Wisely Lane access to the A3. Diversions will be in place.

Until Sunday April 7

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Earl's Court

From 10am until 5pm each day, the Ideal Home Exhibition event will be taking place. Large crowds are expected.

Until July 2024

Ealing Road

Temporary traffic lights are currently in place between Ealing Road and its junction with Brentford High Street to support construction works. These works are expected to be in place until the end of July. Increased traffic is expected.

Until spring 2025

Westminster area

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Various local traffic lane restrictions, closures and diversions will affect the junctions at Wimpole Street, Harley Street and Chandos Street. This is due to infrastructure works as part of the Oxford Street Programme.

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