On the Network: August 2008

12 08 2008

Hi all

I’ve decided that every month, I will write a blog entry about the latest developments on the Tube network as well as other forms of transport.  So here is your update for August!

Shepherd’s Bush (Central line) – Work is progressing well as the station building is being completed as well as the installation of new escalators…we should expect the station platforms to get work done shortly.

Shepherd’s Bush (Overground) – The platform wall northbound has been moved back and all construction work is clearing to make way for it to become a railway station once more…let’s hope TfL find nothing else major to do!

Wood Lane – Good progress on this new station.  The building work is almost complete and so are the platforms complete with new signage already seen from a passing Hammersmith & City line train!

Tower Gateway – Closed back in end of June, the station will have brand new platforms and replacement escalators.  More progress next month.

Crossharbour-Lewisham – Has been severely disrupted as the platforms are extended to make room for three car in addition to an additional platform at Mudchute.  The section should be running a normal service at the end of this month.

Oxford Circus – A reduced escalator service has been brought in to customers that are exiting the station in peak hours.  Passengers are advised to avoid leaving at this station at present.

Covent Garden – Currently there are late opening and early closures from Sunday to Thursday as the station gets major refurbishment works.

Notting Hill Carnival – A few stations will be closing early or completely closed (Ladbroke Grove) as the carnival hits London once again on 24th and 25th August.

And that’s your round up for this month.  This is so brief that I will give a more detailed blog next month. That’s it for now!

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