Transport for London (TfL) is taking action to reduce Covid-19/Coronavirus/Human Malware exposure, with plans to close 40 underground stations, as well as reduce parts of the network.
In summary, TfL is planning to reduce services where possible, but keep enough going to enable London’s critical workers to make essential journeys
- 40 London Underground stations that do not interchange with other lines will be closed until further notice.
- The suspension of the Waterloo and City Line (Connecting Waterloo to Bank)
- The suspension of “Night Tube” services (Jubilee, Piccadilly, Norhtern and Central Lines) and “Night” overground that runs on the East London Line. Late night services will continue to operate on both Underground and Overground services
- London buses will operate fewer services, but TfL’s extensive night bus network will continue to provide critical workers with a reliable night option on Friday and Saturday nights and throughout the week
The 40 stations include the following:
- Lambeth North
- Regents Park
- Warwick Avenue
- Kilburn Park
- Charing Cross
- Holland Park
- Lancaster Gate
- Chancery Lane
- Great Portland Street
- Bow Road
- Stepney Green
- Mansion House
- St James’s Park
- Gloucester Road
- Swiss Cottage
- St John’s Wood
- Tuffnell Park
- Chalk Farm
- Mornington Crescent
- Goodge Street
- Clapham South
- Tooting Bec
- South Wimbledon
- Caledonian Road
- Covent Garden
- Hyde Park Corner
- Bounds Green
- Manor House
- Blackhorse Road
From Monday 23rd March, TfL will gradually reduce the frequency of other services across the TfL network to provide a service for critical workers to get to where they need to – ensuring that remaining services are not overcrowded.
TfL is aiming to run Tube trains every 4 minutes in Zone 1, with the possibility that this will reduce further.
Similarly, from next week until further notice, London Overground, TfL Rail, the DLR and London Trams will run fewer services.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said
“People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really, really have to. Londoners should be avoiding social interaction unless absolutely necessary, and that means they should be avoiding using the transport network unless absolutely necessary.
‘London will get through these extraordinarily challenging times, and ensuring the capital’s critical workers can move around the city will be crucial.
‘Frontline staff across our health and care service – as well as those ensuring Londoners stay safe and can access food and other essentials – should be commended for their hard work. We owe it to them to do whatever we can to help them do their jobs effectively.
‘I’m urging Londoners to only use public transport for essential journeys. Everyone should follow this and the other advice to help keep themselves and each other safe.”
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