Posted 19th March 2020 | No Comments

Coronavirus: TfL set to close up to 40 Underground stations

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON is reducing public transport in the capital, with up to 40 Underground stations expected to close within 24 hours.

Trains on Underground and Overground lines will run less frequently and all-night services will be suspended on both systems, although night buses will continue running. The Waterloo & City Line will close indefinitely tomorrow.

Londoners are being urged not to use TfL services unless their journeys are essential.

Transport commissioner Mike Brown said: ‘The advice from Government is clear – people should now only be making journeys that are absolutely essential. We and our staff are doing everything we can to ensure that people who need to make essential journeys can continue to do so.

‘To make sure we can do that there will be a number of changes to the services we provide, including suspending the Night Tube and Night Overground, suspending the Waterloo & City Line and closing some stations to ensure we can staff key locations. Night bus services still continue to run so that people making critical journeys can get to where they need to at all times.’

None of the Underground stations listed for probable closure are interchanges, and Transport for London has published a provisional list.

Bakerloo Line: Lambeth North, Regents Park, Warwick Avenue, Kilburn Park and Charing Cross 

Central Line: Holland Park, Queensway, Lancaster Gate, Chancery Lane and Redbridge

Circle Line: Bayswater [also District Line], Great Portland Street and Barbican [both also Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines]

District Line: Bow Road, Stepney Green, Mansion House, Temple, St James's Park and Gloucester Road

Jubilee Line: Swiss Cottage, St John's Wood, Bermondsey and Southwark

Northern Line: Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm, Mornington Crescent, Goodge Street, Borough, Clapham South, Tooting Bec, South Wimbledon and Hampstead 

Piccadilly Line: Caledonian Road, Arsenal, Covent Garden, Hyde Park Corner, Bounds Green and Manor House

Victoria Line: Pimlico and Blackhorse Road

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.’