Easter journey disruption expected for many Southwark travellers

News Desk (02 April, 2015)

The Jubilee line and services from London Bridge will be affected over the long weekend.

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Southwark residents wishing to visit relatives over Easter could face travel agony as many of London’s main stations go under development over the holidays.

Jubilee tube line users will face major disruptions as works shut much of the line over the Easter holidays.

The Jubilee line will be closed between Waterloo and Wembley Park from Friday to Sunday and on Monday, the line will not be operating between Waterloo and Stanmore.

Southwark travellers should also be wary that there will be no Southeastern services running from London Bridge station.

There are also expected delays and congestion on St George’s Road, St George’s Circus and Blackfriars Road and Duke Street Hill (A200) will be closed between A3 Borough High Street and Tooley Street.

Most of London’s major stations and roads will be affected by works, so if you thought of travelling this Easter it’s probably best to check our list of disrupted services.

How your journey will be affected


  • Jubilee line – No service on Friday, Saturday, Sunday between Waterloo and Wembley Park and on Monday closed Waterloo to Stanmore. Replacement buses will operate
  • Metropolitan line – No service on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between Aldgate and Northwood/Uxbridge. A special
  • Metropolitan line train service will operate between Northwood and Chesham/Amersham via Watford, and there will be additional Piccadilly line services to Uxbridge
  • DLR – No service on Saturday and Sunday between Canning Town and Custom House

London Overground

  • On Sunday, five-car trains will run between Stratford and Camden Road
  • No service on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell
  • No service on Sunday between New Cross Gate and West Croydon until 8.30am, from Queen’s Park to Watford Junction.
  • No service on Friday and Saturday between Sydenham and Crystal Palace


  • There will be no Southeastern services from Deptford, Greenwich, London Bridge, London Cannon Street, Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park
  • Euston Station is closed for all four days which will affect anyone travelling on London Midland, Southern and Virgin Trains
  • Network Rail have advised travellers heading to Glasgow to go via Edinburgh from King’s Cross and for anyone wishing to go to Birmingham, leave from Marylebone to Moor Street
  • London St Pancras will be the best choice for anyone heading to Liverpool, Runcorn, Stafford, or Tamworth
  • Crossrail works will be affecting services at Paddington station disrupting all routes through Hayes & Harlington and Maidenhead. Services diverted to Waterloo
  • Not only will the line between Hayes & Harlington and Didcot Parkway via Reading be closed all bank holiday weekend but it will also be shut until Sunday 12 April
  • Anyone coming to London Liverpool Street from Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich will have to board a bus from Ingatestone to Newbury Park before they jump back on a train
  • Similarly, services from Southend Victoria will run as far as Wickford, where a bus will take them to Newbury Park
    Charing Cross and Cannon Street will both be affected by work on the Southeastern network. Trains to both will be diverted to/from Blackfriars or Victoria stations
  • Trains to Charing Cross and Cannon Street will be diverted to/from Blackfriars or Victoria stations

The Roads

There will be disruption and congestion on:

  • A11 between Aldgate and Bow
  • St George’s Road/St George’s Circus/Blackfriars Road SE1
  • Junction of the A20 and A21 Lewisham town centre
  • Pentonville Road/Euston Road/Gray’s Inn Road
  • A3/A23/A202 junction at Oval
  • Duke Street Hill (A200) will be closed between A3 Borough High Street and Tooley Street
  • A406 North Circular Road as waterproofing on Nightingale Bridge in South Woodford will restrict traffic to one lane in both directions near the junction with the M11
  • Resurfacing work on Bridge Street near Parliament Square will cause delays


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