TfL Piccadilly and District line closures this weekend and October - Hammersmith, Kensington track replaced

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Work on the District and Piccadilly lines is planned for September 15-17 and October 26-29.

Piccadilly and District line passengers face disruption with weekend closures in September and October.

Major works will be carried out with passengers advised to complete journeys on the Piccadilly and District lines by 8.30pm on Friday (September 15).

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Further closures will take place between Thursday October 26 and Sunday October 29, says Transport for London (TfL).

Maintenance work will include renewing track at Hammersmith and West Kensington Tube stations, with sleepers, rails and ballast changed. A new drainage system will be installed at West Kensington station in October.

TfL says the track work completed during both closures will make journeys for customers smoother, more comfortable and more reliable.

Piccadilly and District lines closures this weekend - September 15-18

On Friday there will be no service after 9pm. Until the end of Sunday September 17, the District line will be closed from Earl’s Court to Ealing Broadway and Richmond.

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The Piccadilly line will be closed from Hyde Park Corner to Northfields and Uxbridge until the morning of Sunday September 17. From then, the closure will be reduced to Hyde Park Corner to Acton Town. This will mean that the Uxbridge and Northfields branches will operate to Acton Town on Sunday, however customers will need to use rail replacement buses to complete journeys between Acton Town and central London.

Rail replacement buses will operate for all local stations affected. Customers travelling to Heathrow Airport are advised to use the Elizabeth line or express coach services to and from Hammersmith.

The Central and Metropolitan lines are scheduled to operate normally.

Closed Piccadilly line stations will be served by rail replacement buses during Night Tube operating hours.

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The rest of both the Piccadilly and District lines are scheduled to operate as normal through the weekend, and a full service will resume across both lines on Monday September 18.

District lines closures - October 26-29

A further closure between Thursday October 26 and Sunday October 29 will enable the work to be completed. Only the District line will be closed for this work, with no service between Earl’s Court and Ealing Broadway, Richmond or Kensington (Olympia).

Rail replacement buses will run again. The District line is scheduled to operate as normal on Monday October 30.


Richard Jones, TfL’s director of asset performance delivery, said: “We understand that closures like this may cause disruption to our customers, but the track work being completed is vital to ensure that the Tube can continue to operate as reliably as possible in these areas. Rail replacement buses will operate throughout the work and the Elizabeth, Central and Metropolitan lines will run as scheduled to allow customers to complete their journeys.

“I would encourage customers to check before they travel using our travel tools and I thank them in advance for their understanding.”

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