Easter 2022 Transport Disruption: Which Train Lines, Tubes And Stations Are Closed This Bank Holiday Weekend

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Easter 2022 Transport Disruption: Which Train Lines, Tubes And Stations Are Closed This Bank Holiday Weekend
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Easter weekend 2022 is Friday 15-Monday 18 April 2022. As with most bank holidays, there are planned closures and engineering works on railways and tube lines in and around the capital. We've rounded up the biggest ones — including the closure of one of London's biggest stations — to help you plan ahead.

Disruption to TfL services over Easter Weekend 2022

District line: No service between Tower Hill and West Ham (replacement buses in operation). Also no service between Earl's Court and Kensington (Olympia). Both 15-18 April.

DLR: No service between Prince Regent and Beckton (replacement buses in operation). 15-17 April (usual service returns on 18 April).

Hammersmith & City line: No service on the whole line. Replacement buses operate east of Tower Hill and Aldgate — see TfL website for details. 15-18 April.

London Overground: No service between Kilburn High Road and Euston due to complete closure of Euston National Rail station — use tube and local buses instead. 15-18 April.

That night tube strike is still ongoing. Image: Matt Brown

Northern line: Part-closure of Bank branch still in place between Moorgate and Kennington (until May). Additionally, no service between Euston (Bank Branch) / Charing Cross and Stockwell / Battersea Power Station, 15-16 April.

Piccadilly line: No service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. Use Metropolitan line instead. No service between Acton Town and Heathrow (all terminals) — replacement buses operate. Both 15-18 April.

Night tube: Remember that there's still strike action on the Central and Victoria lines on the night tube on Friday and Saturday night too. Both lines should still be running, but with reduced frequency.

Which stations are closed over Easter Weekend 2022?

Euston station is closed all weekend. Image: Shutterstock

Euston station: The National Rail and London Overground part of the station is completely closed all weekend. No Avanti West Coast trains into or out of Euston all weekend. No London Overground trains between Euston and Kilburn High Road, and no London Northwestern services into or out of Euston all weekend. Euston tube station remains unaffected (expect for the complete closure of the Hammersmith & City line all weekend — see above).  IanVisits

Victoria station: No Southerns trains at Victoria this weekend — they'll divert to London Bridge instead. The Southeastern side of the station appears to be operating as normal.

Disruption to National Rail services over Easter Weekend 2022

No Southern trains into Victoria this weekend. Image: Shutterstock

Southeastern: No trains via Lewisham and Bexleyheath — replacement buses between New Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath (17 April only). Further out, no trains via Gillingham (17 April only) and replacement buses in the Tonbridge area (16-17 April). Full details here.

Southern: No trains between East Croydon and London Victoria all weekend due to engineering work. Some trains will be diverted into London Bridge. Exact details tbc. 15-18 April.

Thameslink: Running to an amended Saturday timetable on 15 April, with buses replacing trains on some very early morning and late night routes in outer London and beyond. Full details here.

Southwestern Railway: Some lines in the Clapham Junction area are closed 15-18 April, meaning significant changes to services from Clapham Junction, Waterloo and Vauxhall to and from destinations beyond London, including Basingstoke, Salisbury and Guildford. Full details here.

Great Western Railway: Nothing directly affecting London stations. Some changes in the North Cotswolds area to note if you're heading that way for a day trip or weekend break.

C2C: Bank holiday service on 15 and 18 April. Some early morning Liverpool Street services diverted into Fenchurch Street on 17 April — details TBC. Replacement buses between Upminster and Grays on 17 April. Full details here.

Greater Anglia: No disruption within London itself, but coaches replace trains between Waltham Cross and Stansted Airport, and between Hertford East and Waltham Cross. Details here. 15-18 April.

Chiltern: Good news for once — longer trains operating between Marylebone and Birmingham (due to closure of Euston, so although they're longer, they'll still be busy). It does mean some trains won't stop at a few intermediate stations including Biceseter North and Warwick Parkway (15-18 April). Additionally, no service between Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway — travel via Beaconsfield, and use the Metropolitan line between Baker Street and Amersham (16-17 April).

LNER: You have to dig really deep on the LNER website to find info about future service changes, but from what we can tell, unless you're travelling to Doncaster, Hull or Motherwell, there's nothing major to worry about over Easter, expect a couple of changes on services between King's Cross and Edinburgh or Glasgow on 18 April.

Avanti West Coast: Ooof, the biggie. No trains into or out of Euston for the whole Easter weekend, with Avanti West Coast strongly recommending you do not attempt to travel their routes between London and Scotland this weekend. All trains terminate at Milton Keynes or Rugby, with some rail replacement buses available. Full details here, but in short... no.

London Northwestern Railway: No trains to and from Euston, 15-18 April. Also, buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey, 15-18 April. Full details here.

Lumo: No changes announced yet — check here for updates.

It's also worth noting there's an FA Cup semi final match at Wembley on 16 April which will make services to and from Wembley especially busy.

Getting to London airports: Easter 2022

Still not back. Image: Shutterstock

International travel isn't back to pre-pandemic levels yet, but if you're lucky enough to be jetting off this Easter, leave plenty of time to get to the airport.

Heathrow: As mentioned above, there's no Piccadilly line between Acton Town and Heathrow all weekend. There are replacement buses but they'll likely take longer and be busy, so leave extra time. The Heathrow Express looks to be running as normal all weekend, as does TfL Rail (soon to be the Elizabeth line... we hope).

Gatwick: The Gatwick Express returns on 3 April for the first time over two years. At time of writing, no Easter weekend changes have been announced, but do check for updates.

Stansted: No direct trains between London and Stansted this weekend on the Stansted Express and Greater Anglia— trains from Liverpool Street terminate at Waltham Cross, and it's rail replacement coaches from here to the airport (and vice versa), which will likely make the journey longer, so leave extra time.

City: The DLR closure (above) doesn't affect the London City Airport branch, so services to and from the airport should be operating as normal.

Last Updated 17 March 2022

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