London Underground Weekend Closings: TfL Updates on Underground Lines and Stations Closed on July 4 and 5


Pubs and restaurants in London may reopen, but we are all reminded to avoid using public transport whenever possible. As coronavirus locking restrictions continue to loosen on Saturday July 4, it is likely that the buses from Tube and London will become busier this weekend.

Transport for London (TfL) reminded passengers what to expect if they will be using public transport to travel again for the first time since the lockdown and have shared 11 rules to remember.

As the guidelines on social isolation have decreased to allow people to be one meter apart, the number of people who can travel safely on the transportation system continues to be “considerably constrained” according to TfL.

Whenever possible, it is strongly advised to avoid public transport if you can, free up the limited space available for those who have no other means of travel and make purchases on the spot.

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If you can, travel part of your trip or get off a stop or two early to reduce the number of people traveling in Tubes and buses.

Metro services are still being cut across the capital due to coronavirus and engineering work is also underway as planned on some lines.

Each weekend, TfL publishes a list of closings and changes to be aware of so that passengers can plan ahead.

London Underground

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the following service changes will be in place until further notice:

  • No Waterloo and City line
  • No night or night metro service on the surface

This weekend:

District line – Due to engineering work on Saturday and Sunday, there will be no service between Tower Hill and West Ham on weekends. The DL6 rail replacement bus service will operate.

West Ham station is expected to be particularly busy this weekend. Please avoid switching between services there, especially between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. To travel to or from central London, TfL recommends that you use National Rail services to and from Barking or Upminster.

Ligne Hammersmith & City – Due to engineering work, there will be no service between Hammersmith and Barking on weekends. Instead, use alternative local or alternative metro and bus services.

Piccadilly line – Due to engineering works, there will be no service between Hounslow Central and Heathrow (all terminals) on weekends.

TfL recommends that you use local bus services 285 and 490 for Feltham and Hanworth. PL1, PL2 and PL3 rail replacement bus services will be available.

London Overground

Due to engineering work, the following London Overground services will be affected.

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be no service between:

  • Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate. Rail replacement bus service X will operate between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate, as all other stations use local bus services.
  • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace or West Croydon. Use Southern Rail’s alternative services
  • Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction. Rail replacement bus service M will operate

On Sunday, there will be no service between:

  • Camden Road and Stratford after 9:45 p.m. Rail replacement bus service S will operate
  • Hackney Downs and Chingford after 10:45 p.m. L3 rail replacement bus service to operate

From Monday July 6 to Thursday July 9 there will be no westbound service between Camden Road and Willesden Junction after 11.59pm. The last two Stratford services will end at Camden Road. Use local buses instead.

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Buses and roads

London buses return to boarding at the front door, with customers having to log in with contactless, concessional Oyster cards on certain routes.

TfL anticipates that all London buses will be equipped with the necessary security measures and ready for boarding at the front door by early July.

On the buses, a protective film and sealed spaces have been installed around the screen of the driver’s cabin to protect our staff and our customers. For this reason, bus drivers are not required to wear face covers while in the driver’s cab.

Buses will have different boarding procedures depending on the route. If your bus has only one set of front doors, continue to board and touch through the front doors.

Buses with central doors will vary depending on the route.

Cycles de Santander

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:

  • Terrasse Gloucester, Bayswater
  • Rossmore Road, Marylebone


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