Parts of the Central and Jubilee Lines expected to be busier than usual during rush hour this week including at Bank and Waterloo

Rebecca Smith
Liverpool Street, Bank and London Bridge are among the stations expected to be busier than usual
Liverpool Street, Bank and London Bridge are among the stations expected to be busier than usual (Source: Getty)

Tube Lines into and across the City are expected to be much busier than usual today and tomorrow, Transport for London (TfL) has warned. Some rail services and bus routes are also set to be affected.

The Central Line, Jubilee Line and Southeastern high speed service will be busier due to the World Athletics Championships, with the World ParaAthletics Championships on from Friday 14 July to Sunday 23 July, and the IAAF World Championships from Friday 4 August until Sunday 13 August. Events take place at the London Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

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As a result, eastbound services from central London and Westbound services towards central London are expected to be much busier for around two hours before and after each session. The dates and times of the sessions can be found here.

Here's where will be busiest
Here's where will be busiest (Source: TfL)

As well as some services to and from Stratford, stations such as Bank, Liverpool Street, Waterloo and London Bridge are set to be busier than usual.

So TfL is advising commuters to allow extra time for their journeys or change the time they travel, if they have any flexibility.

Here's the list of Tube Lines and stations expected to be particularly busy:

  • Central and Jubilee lines: between Bond Street and Stratford
  • Southeastern high speed: between King's Cross St. Pancras and Stratford International
  • Bank
  • Canary Wharf
  • Euston
  • Hackney Wick
  • King's Cross and St Pancras International
  • Liverpool Street
  • London Bridge
  • Pudding Mill Lane
  • Stratford (may run differently during the championships)
  • Stratford International
  • Waterloo
  • West Ham

TfL said today and tomorrow will be particularly busy as around 30,000 schoolchildren will also be going to the London Stadium at the same time as commuters use the network, with sessions beginning at 10.30am on both days.

There are also evening sessions starting at 7pm.

Around Stratford, the 97 and 388 bus routes will be diverted around two hours before and after each event too.

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