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Extended weekend tube closures could impact journeys in October

Transport for London (TfL) has issued a warning to commuters in Ealing and across west London about upcoming extended weekend closures on the Piccadilly and District lines, which may cause disruptions to their journeys in September and October.

The first closure, which occurred this past weekend, took place between 21:30 on Friday, 15 September, and Sunday, 17 September. During this period, the District line was closed from Earl’s Court to Ealing Broadway and Richmond. The Piccadilly line experienced a closure from Hyde Park Corner to Northfields and Uxbridge, with limited service resuming on Sunday morning.

The closures are essential for vital track work and improvements to drainage systems. The maintenance work includes renewing track at Hammersmith and West Kensington Tube stations, where sleepers, rails, and ballast have all been replaced.

Additionally, a new drainage system will be installed at West Kensington station during the October closure, aimed at reducing the risk of ongoing delays on the District line.

A second closure is planned between Thursday, 26 October, and Sunday, 29 October, solely affecting the District line. During this period, there will be no service between Earl’s Court and Ealing Broadway, Richmond, or Kensington (Olympia). Rail replacement buses will once again be available during this closure, with the District line expected to operate as normal on Monday, 30 October.

Richard Jones, TfL’s Director of Asset Performance Delivery, said: “We understand that closures like this may cause disruption to our customers, but the track work being completed is vital to ensure that the Tube can continue to operate as reliably as possible in these areas.

“Rail replacement buses will operate throughout the work and the Elizabeth, Central and Metropolitan lines will run as scheduled to allow customers to complete their journeys. I would encourage customers to check before they travel using our travel tools and I thank them in advance for their understanding.”

Passengers are encouraged to check TfL’s official website and stay updated on alternative travel arrangements during these periods of closure.