Full service details: London transport network to grind to a halt over Easter weekend

Crowded Oxford Circus Station entrance in London
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Buses and National Rail services are expected to be heavily over-crowded, and Santander Hire Cycles will be in high demand. Liftshare users will be offering their spare seats around the capital as they choose to drive rather than take public transport.

If you’ll be driving, please offer out your spare seats to others, and if you’re looking for an alternative way to get around, request a lift!

If your business will be affected by the strikes, get in touch with the Liftshare Business Team to learn more on setting up a bespoke car sharing scheme for your employees.

The Easter weekend will see Londoners and tourists face travel chaos as tube stations close, trains are cancelled, and road works begin.

Parts of major rube lines will be closed between Good Friday and Easter Monday and the entire Victoria line will shut from Easter Sunday until Tuesday 18th April. Overground services will face cancellations and Southeastern Rail will amend their services to not call at a number of central London stations.

The closures and service changes will be as below:

Underground (to be served by rail replacement buses)

Victoria line – closed from 3am Easter Sunday (April 17th), re-opening Tuesday April 18th
Whitechapel station to be closed entirely from Good Friday (April 14th) until Tuesday April 18th (with no Oyster or ticketing services betwen April 13th-April 19th)
No Circle line service between Hammersmith and Aldgate via Kings Cross, from April 14th-18th
No Hammersmith & City line service between Liverpool Street and Barking, from April 14th-18th
No District line service between Aldgate East and West Ham, from April 14th-18th
No Metropolitan line service between Wembley Park and Northwood/Uxbridge, from April 14th-18th
Lancaster Gate station remains closed until July 2017.

Overground

No service from Camden Road to Stratford, from April 14th-17th
No service from Romford to Upminster, from April 14th-17th
No service from Highbury & Islington to Shadwell, from April 16th-17th
No service from Surrey Quays to New Cross, from April 16th-17th.

TfL Rail

No service between Stratford and Romford, from April 14th-18th
No service between Newbury Park and Shenfield, from April 14th-18th.

DLR

No service between Bow Church and Stratford,  from April 14th-18th.

Trams

No tram services at Elmers End after 19:30 between Monday 8th April – Thursday 13th April; after 18:30 on Friday 14th April and Saturday 15th April; no services on Sunday 16th April and Monday 17th April
No tram services from East Crydon to Reeves Corner between Saturday 8th April – Monday 17th April
All services may run to less frequent timetables across the long Easter weekend – check ahead for details.

Southeastern

No trains will run from Cannon Street, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park, from April 14th-18th
No trains will run from Charing Cross Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park on Good Friday and Easter Saturday,  from April 14th-18th.

National Rail

Heathrow Express and Connect service will running less frequently throughout the weekend – check ahead for details.

Roadworks

London Bridge Tooley Street will be closed to eastbound traffic, with a signed diversion in place. Westbound traffic will travel in the eastbound lane. The taxi rank will move to Bermondsey Street
Lambeth Bridge has ongoing construction work, which will result in lane closures, some short-term overnight temporary road closures and parking restrictions
Archway gyratory has ongoing construction work, which will result in lane closures, street closures, parking and turning restrictions
Victoria Embankment has considerable ongoing construction work as Tideways build a new 25km sewer under the Thames. Leave extra time for lane closures and narrowing.

River travel

Woolwich Ferry will only be offering over river service a day from Friday 14th April – Monday 17th April
Thames Clipper services will run to a weekend timetable throughout the long Easter weekend.

Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Airline will run to the following schedule:
Friday 14th: 0800-2300
Saturday 15th: 0800-2300
Sunday 16th: 0900-2100
Monday 17th: 0800-2300.

Buses and National Rail services are expected to be heavily over-crowded, and Santander Hire Cycles will be in high demand. Liftshare users will be offering their spare seats around the capital as they choose to drive rather than take public transport.

If you’ll be driving, please offer out your spare seats to others, and if you’re looking for an alternative way to get around, request a lift!

If your business will be affected by the strikes, get in touch with the Liftshare Business Team to learn more on setting up a bespoke car sharing scheme for your employees.

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