- From 4 – 12 August, there will be closures on the lines for essential track replacement work
- Complex work at Embankment will deliver better journeys and greater reliability on the lines as part of the Four Lines Modernisation programme
- Extensive alternatives are available, including numerous high-frequency bus routes in the area and easily accessible walking and cycling options
Transport for London (TfL) has today issued travel advice for Circle and District line customers ahead of complex track renewal work in August.
Between Wednesday 4 and Thursday 12 August 2021, there will be no service between Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria on the Circle line and from Earl’s Court to Aldgate East on the District line. On the weekend of 7 and 8 August, the planned closure on the District line will also be extended from Earl’s Court to Hammersmith, Kensington Olympia, Wimbledon and Edgware Road.
Customers on these lines are advised to check before they travel and to travel at quieter times, which are currently between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays, and before 12:00 and after 18:00 on weekends. Stations that have no service during this period all have alternative nearby stations within a 15-minute walk.
Wherever possible, customers are asked to walk or cycle all or part of their journeys. Much of Zone 1 is easily walkable and TfL is working with boroughs to create more space for people to safely walk, cycle, or scoot. There are also Santander Cycles docking stations located near all of the affected stations. Hiring a Santander Cycle costs just £2 for unlimited journeys up to 30 minutes within a 24-hour period and cycling could reduce your journey time by 5 to 15 minutes.
In addition, there are a wide range of bus services available, and TfL will deploy additional staff across the transport network to help ensure that any disruption for customers is minimised. Travel advice for the period will be found on the TfL website