Tube closure – here’s where the Circle and District lines are affected

If your plans for the next week or so are reliant on travelling via the London underground , you might want to reschedule, with tube delays and closures on the cards for many.

Millions of commuters breathed a sigh of relief as the four days of tube strikes — due to start at midday today — were called off on Monday, August 2.

However, today marks the start of essential track works, which will continue into next week, causing major closures of the south of the Circle and District lines and impacting several tube stops, including a number of step-free stations.

Read more: Tube strike: London Underground strikes this week called off after progress in talks

But which tube stations will be closed and how long will travel disruptions go on for? Here’s everything you need to know.

When will the London underground closures take place?

The closures will take place between Wednesday 4 and Thursday, 12 August 2021, when there will be no services between Earl’s Court and Aldgate East on the District line.

Similarly, there will also be no service between Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria on the Circle line during this time.

Which Circle and District line tube stations will be affected by the closures?

During the London underground closure, the following stations will have no tube service:

  • South Kensington (Picadilly line is already not stopping at this station due to escalator works)

  • Sloane Square

  • St James’s Park

  • Embankment (Bakerloo and Northern lines will not stop due to works)

  • Temple

  • Blackfriars (open for National Rail services)

  • Mansion House

  • Cannon Street (open for National Rail services)

  • Tower Hill

The closures will also impact step-free stations, with the Circle and District lines not serving certain accessible tube stations. The following stations will have no tube service throughout the closure:

  • Blackfriars (tube)

  • Cannon Street (tube)

  • Tower Hill

  • Victoria (Victoria line remains accessible)

  • Westminster (Jubilee line remains accessible)

Furthermore, the following step-free stations will only be affected between August 7 and 8:

  • Earl’s Court (District line)

  • Paddington (District and Circle lines)

  • Fulham Broadway

  • Southfields

  • Wimbledon (District line)

How will services run during the London underground closure?

Transport for London advises travellers to plan ahead and travel at quieter times if possible, as the Hammersmith & City, Central, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Waterloo & City lines will all be busier than usual.

The same is likely to be true for bus services and other tube stations in central London, so walk or cycle wherever possible if you want to avoid the crowds during the underground closures.

During the closure, the District and Hammersmith & City lines will be running as follows:

Hammersmith & City line

Hamersmith-Upminster, via Liverpool Street

District line

Edgware Road-Wimbledon

High Street Kensington-Richmond

High Street Kensington-Ealing Broadway

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