TfL – Do not travel unless it is absolutely essential

Do not travel unless it is absolutely essential

This is to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and save lives

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Critical workers can plan their essential journeys using Journey Planner and our travel tools.

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TfL service update 2 – COVID-19 pandemic (19 Mar 2020)

Following the TfL update today, the following updates have been received:

On the bus network, from Monday 23 March until further notice, a service similar to a Saturday will run. TfL’s extensive night bus network will continue, to provide critical workers with a reliable night option.

Following the decision to close many schools completely, TfL will review which school buses should still run and which should be amended at a later date.

Although these are the services TfL plan to run, if fewer staff are available further measures may be needed. TfL are working closely with the Government and other agencies and keeping all services under review.

TfL ask anyone needing to make essential journeys on public transport to check before they travel:

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TfL service update – COVID-19 pandemic (19 Mar 2020)

Transport for London (TfL) is making some service changes following the announcement by Government to stop non-essential contact as a result of the Covid19 epidemic. The changes are to ensure a safe and reliable service, so that London’s critical workers, such as doctors and nurses, can make essential journeys.

From today (19 March), some London Underground (LU) stations that do not interchange with other lines are likely to close until further notice, depending on how many LU staff are able to come to work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From this Friday (20 March), there will be no Waterloo & City line, Night Tube or Night Overground services until further notice.  The stopping of Night Tube and Night Overground services will enable more time for work to be done overnight and to give resilience to the day Tube service.

From Monday 23 March, TfL will gradually reduce other services across the TfL network to provide a service for critical workers to get to where they need to. This will enable TfL to keep the most used stations and services open and running.  We are aiming to run Tube trains every four minutes in Zone 1, with the potential to reduce this further.

Similarly, from next week until further notice, London Overground, TfL Rail, the DLR and London Trams will run fewer services.

In addition, from today, up to 40 London Underground (LU) stations that do not interchange with other lines will be closed until further notice. Anyone who needs to make essential journeys should check for live travel updates before they travel. Further details about stations potentially impacted can be found here.

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TfL’s proposed changes to 404 and 434 bus routes delayed to April 2020

Between 9 January and 11 February 2019 TfL consulted on changes to bus routes 404 and 434.

Due to that feedback they altered the original proposal to suggest using Farthing Way (Coulsdon Bypass) on route 404 and asked for comments by 11 December 2019.

They received 13 comments although only two of those were about the use of Farthing Way. One was supportive and the other suggested the 404 should use Woodcote Grove Road and The Avenue instead of Farthing Way.

This option was considered. However, using the bypass is preferable as it enables a shorter run time and allows the route to quickly serve central Coulsdon and Coulsdon South station. The 404 will still serve the town centre, just not the current northbound stops.

The other feedback repeated comments raised in the original consultation, including concerns about the appropriate siting of new bus stops in Cane Hill and Old Coulsdon, road safety in winter and road maintenance.

These issues are currently being discussed with the council and the developer of Cane Hill Park. Because of this and related road works the proposed implementation of the changes has been moved from 4 January 2020 to April 2020.

You can find the full consultation details here:

Check out TfL’s Christmas and New Year arrangements including free travel and access to Santander bikes…

Find out about TfL services over the festive period….

  • Public transport in London is open throughout the festive season, but customers should check before travelling
  • Free travel on New Year’s Eve from 23.45 until 04.30 on TfL services
  • London Overground to run services on Boxing Day for the first time
  • Free access to Santander Cycles available throughout December
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Drop in session about bridge works on Sanderstead Road – 17 Oct, 7.30-9pm

The local ward councillors for South Croydon ward have called on Network Rail to hold a public meeting about the bridge works on Sanderstead Road, by South Croydon Rec.

The Friends of South Croydon Rec will also be there.