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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:02
Route affected

Various routes across the London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground network

TOC(s) affected
London Overground;London Underground;TfL Rail;

In line with government advice, Transport for London are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, maintain social distancing and free up the railway for those who need it most and have no alternative way to travel.  

If you can, please walk or cycle. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.  

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How will this affect my journey?

London Overground:

No service is operating between Surrey Quays and New Cross.

A reduced service is operating on all other routes.

TfL Rail:

There is a 15 minute service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. The normal timetable is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Heathrow Airport have confirmed that Terminal 4 is closed and TfL Rail services are running to Terminal 2 / 3 and 5 only.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

There is a reduced service operating on DLR, London Underground and London Trams. The Waterloo & City Line is closed.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. This is to ensure TfL staff keep the most used stations and services running to support critical workers. You can check the status of your local station here here.

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08.15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here.

You are also encouraged to avoid using these stations and lines:

  • Central line between South Woodford / Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town


Where can I find more information?

More details and travel advice can be found on the TfL Website.

More information, including FAQs and refund advice can be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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