Part Of The Piccadilly Line Is Closing For 5 Days This Month

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Part Of The Piccadilly Line Is Closing For 5 Days This Month
A tube train at Osterley staiton
The western portion of the Piccadilly line will be affected from 10-14 Feb. Image: Roger Marks via creative commons

Closures will affect a chunk of the Piccadilly line this February, as engineering upgrades are made.

The Piccadilly line will be closed between Hammersmith and Heathrow Airport early on the morning of  Saturday 10 February (from 12.45am to 5am) — meaning no Night Tube service. Immediately following that, the line will be closed between Acton Town and Heathrow until the start of service on Thursday 15 February.

The closures will mean that engineering works — including the changing of points at Northfields — can take place, upgrading the line in readiness for the new Piccadilly line trains due to enter service in 2025. Says TfL: "The track in this area features some components from the 1930s and must be replaced as the assets are unreliable and maintenance is costly. Replacing the track will not only address the ongoing issues but will also mean a better, smoother ride once the new Piccadilly line trains are introduced."

Rail replacement buses will run between Acton Town to Heathrow Airport, and of course, these days, the Elizabeth line provides an invaluable link to Heathrow — so no need to shell out on the Heathrow Express.

Last Updated 06 February 2024

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