Harrow residents are advised to prepare for possible travel disruptions this weekend as an NFL game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a football match at Emirates Stadium are set to draw large crowds that could impact public transport.
On Sunday, October 8, both events are expected to create considerable congestion on tube services which will have a knock-on effect in Harrow.
Victoria line services between Euston and Walthamstow Central, as well as London Overground services between Liverpool Street and White Hart Lane, will be exceptionally busy between 10:00 and 14:30 and 16:00 and 20:00. Additionally, buses serving Tottenham High Road will be diverted, causing potential delays for commuters.
Harrow commuters relying on the Metropolitan line will face disruptions on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be no service between Wembley Park and Amersham/Chesham/Uxbridge/Watford via Harrow-on-the-Hill.
Alternative Tube services, local buses, or rail replacement buses have been recommended. Similarly, the Piccadilly line will experience a halt between South Harrow and Uxbridge.
The Elizabeth line, too, will be affected, with the last train from Heathrow Terminal 5 terminating at Ealing Broadway on Saturday, October 7. On Sunday, there will be no service between Paddington and Abbey Wood and Paddington and Shenfield. Alternative Tube, DLR, Southeastern Railway services, or local bus routes are suggested options.
Large crowds are anticipated at Wembley OVO Arena on Friday, October 6, where Ricky Gervais will be performing from 18:00 until 23:30, leading to increased traffic and potential travel headaches.
Harrow residents are urged to plan their journeys in advance and anticipate potential delays.