London to face travel chaos as stations close for 10 days for repairs

Published on : Monday, October 23, 2017

work on the railways in LondonLondoners are all ready to confront with festive travel chaos as important railway routes are scheduled to be all shut down for repair works.


Services from major transportation hubs across London would all be called off as a large number of people get ready for a Christmas getaway. Important railway lines from London Bridge, Paddington, Charing Cross would be shut down completely at some points during in the two weeks spanning Christmas and New Year.


The passengers of the airline would also be facing disruptions as journeys to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airport would be called off or timetables would be revised.


Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink customers taking the London Bridge would be facing carnages since the lines are expected to be closed between 23rd December and 1st January.


Several stations in the capital would not be served by the Southeastern.


And the Thameslink services across London would all be cancelled. Southeastern and Thameslink services would not be serving the Waterloo East, Cannon Street as well as the Charing Cross for as many as 10 days.


Furthermore many platforms at Paddington would be closed for about eight days of works between 23rd December and 31st, impacting services to Gatwick Airport from 23rd December onwards. Some of the services would be re-routed via Marylebone.


The station would be shut completely between 23rd and 28th December.


Greater Anglia services from Liverpool Street towards Essex would not be operating for the 10-day-long period. The Heathrow Express and Gatwick Express would be confronting with temporary closures and the west coast main lone from London to Glasgow is all set to be severed.


Passengers who had travelled to Scotland would be compelled to utilize replacement bus services between Preston and Lancashire while Virgin East Coast services to Leeds would be slashed on 27th December.


Network Rail mentioned in their official statement that they have been making another important investment to grow their railway.


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