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05.07.16

East London line to partially close for Crossrail work at Whitechapel

Some London Overground services on the East London line will be cancelled between 30 July and 7 August to allow for the renovation of Whitechapel station.

The construction work is the latest stage in preparations for the cross-London line, officially named the Elizabeth Line after the queen, which is due to open in 2018 and allow for up to 24 services an hour in each direction.

The work at Whitechapel includes creating new tunnels, building an interchange with Elizabeth line platforms, introducing new lifts to make the station fully accessible, and adding wider pathways and more gates to the ticket hall.

Some renovation work has already been carried out, and a new temporary station entrance has been opened to make the station step-free, but it is now necessary to partially close services.

The work is taking place over the school summer holidays, when lines are less busy, to minimise disruption.

Network Rail recently successfully carried out preparation work for Crossrail at 19 locations in outer London, Berkshire and Essex over the May bank holiday.

London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell will not operate between 30 July and 7 August and between Surrey Quays and New Cross from 1 August to 5 August.

There will also be no service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction on 30 and 31 July and 6 and 7 August due to Network Rail track work.

Rail replacement buses will be in operation.

(Image c. Crossrail)

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Andrew Gwilt   07/07/2016 at 01:47

Also I think that London Underground District Line and Hammersmith & City Line services could also be affected because of the Crossrail works happening at Whitechapel.

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