Friday 11 June 2021 12:11 pm

August shutdown for swathes of Circle and District lines

Large stretches of the Circle and District underground lines will be closed for nine days in August due to engineering work, Transport for London (TfL) warned today.

From 4-12 August, here will be no service between Edgware Road and Aldgate via Victoria on the Circle line and from Earl’s Court to Aldgate East on the District line. 

In addition, over the weekend of 7-8 August, the District line closure will also be extended from Earl’s Court to Hammersmith, Kensington Olympia, Wimbledon and Edgware Road.

The engineering work is part of the Four Lines Modernisation programme, and will involve replacing the timber track at Enbankment.

Esther Sharples, director of asset performance and capital delivery at TfL, said: “We apologise for the disruption that this vital engineering work will cause and ask our customers on the Circle and District lines to check before they travel.

“Closing a section of the Circle and District line is not a decision we have taken lightly, but this is safety-critical work that needs to happen and by carrying it out in one closure we can reduce overall disruption.

“During this closure, we will be carrying out other maintenance and improvement work at stations to minimise future disruption.”

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