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Harrow to face travel disruptions due to partial line closures and Community Shield at Wembley

Harrow residents and commuters are set to encounter travel disruptions in the coming days due to temporary line closures on the Bakerloo line and London Overground.

Additionally, Wembley Stadium will host the Community Shield football match between Manchester City and Arsenal, leading to large crowds and increased traffic in the area.

Bakerloo Line Closure: From now until Thursday, 10 August, there will be no service on the Bakerloo line between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone stations. Commuters traveling to and from central London are advised to use alternative routes via the Jubilee, Metropolitan, Central, or Piccadilly lines, as well as London Northwestern Railway services or local bus routes.

For those traveling to stations between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone, the following bus routes will be available: 18, N18, 36, 79, 83, 112, 182, 223, 258, 260, 266, 440, 483, 487, and the newly introduced temporary route, bus route 718, which will run daily every 10 minutes between Stonebridge Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.

London Overground closure: Similar disruptions will be in effect on the London Overground until Thursday, 10 August, with no service operating between Watford Junction and Willesden Junction. TfL advises using London Northwestern Railway services or bus routes 718 and 720 as alternative options during this closure.

Temporary bus route 720 will operate every 20 minutes between Watford Junction and Harrow-on-the-Hill, passing through Harrow & Wealdstone. Meanwhile, bus route 718 will run every 10 minutes between Harrow & Wealdstone and Stonebridge Park.

Community Shield Football Match at Wembley Stadium: On match day, Sunday, large crowds are expected at Wembley Stadium as it hosts the Community Shield football match between Manchester City and Arsenal. The event will take place from 14:00 to 20:00, with kick-off at 16:00.

Due to the influx of fans and visitors, there will be an increase in traffic around the stadium area. Commuters are advised to plan their journeys accordingly and consider alternative travel options if necessary.

For more information and assistance in planning your travel during these disruptions, TfL encourages residents and commuters to visit their travel advice page.

 

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