What's Happening With London's Transport Over Easter 2018?

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What's Happening With London's Transport Over Easter 2018?

Need to travel into, around, or out of London over Easter? Need to know which public transport is running over the bank holiday weekend? Do London buses run on Easter? Find out all you need to know about transport in London over Easter below.

Staying in London? Check out our guide to things to do in London on a bank holiday weekend.

TfL services over Easter

As with most weekends, there are certain sections of the tube that will be shut. Most notable is the closure of the Northern line between Golders Green, East Finchley, Charing Cross and Moorgate all weekend — replacement buses will run.

On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April, the Hammersmith & City and Circle lines are closed between Hammersmith and Edgware Road, and the District between High Street Kensington and Edgware Road

The TfL Rail (soon to be Crossrail) service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield is closed Friday 30 March-Monday 2 April due to work in the Gidea Park area. Replacement buses operate between Stratford and Romford, and between Newbury Park and Shenfield. More information here.

There are several disruptions on the London Overground. It's closed between Romford and Upminster all weekend — use the 370 bus instead. On Saturday and Sunday it's closed between New Cross Gate, West Croydon and Crystal Palace. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, it's closed between Liverpool Street and Walthamstow Central and Liverpool Street and Enfield Town and Cheshunt. Replacement buses run. Full details on the TfL website.

Buses run a normal weekend timetable.

On the trams there's no service between Sandilands and Reeves Corner Friday 30 March-Wednesday 4 April.

Which trains are running over Easter?

There are no long-distance services (that's Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains) into or out of Euston on Easter Sunday (1 April) due to work in the Wembley area. The station will still be open and London Overground, Underground and the Caledonian Sleeper will run as usual. The long-distance services will run the other three days of the bank holiday weekend, but in some cases with a reduced, bank holiday timetable. Full details here.

If you're heading down to the West Country for the weekend (lucky you) be aware of severe disruption in the Bristol area. Full details here.

TfL Rail is closed out to Shenfield — see above.

The only planned disruption on Southeastern is work on the Sevenoaks tunnel, with replacement buses between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge, and some trains into Charing Cross diverted via East Croydon, which means your journey will take slightly longer.

On Good Friday (30 March) on Southern, buses will replace all trains between West Croydon and Sutton/Epsom Downs and also between Streatham and Epsom.

South Western Railway will run the Saturday service pattern on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. Some lines between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction and all lines between Clapham Junction and Barnes will be closed all four days, and Queenstown Road station will be closed all four days. Full details on changes here. All lines in the Barnes area will be closed on Easter Sunday.

These are just a selection of the works which are most likely to affect London. Check the Network Rail website for the full list.

Which stations are closed over Easter?

Surprisingly, none of the major London stations are due to be closed over Easter, although expect a reduced bank holiday timetable to be running out of most of them.

How can I get to the airport at Easter?

On  Sunday 1 April there's a reduced service running on the Gatwick Express between Victoria station and Gatwick Airport, with trains running every half an hour. More information here.

The Heathrow Express will run every half hour on 30 and 31 March and 2 April, instead of the usual every 15 minutes. Heathrow Connect will only be offering an hourly service.

There are no planned closures on the DLR for getting to City Airport.

Last Updated 15 March 2018