Transport for London carry out vital engineering works during Christmas Day closures
Christmas Day is a great opportunity for us to carry out essential engineering works across our entire network without disrupting passenger journeys during the rest of the year.
The Tube improvement works are essential in providing for London's growing transport needs now and in the future.
Engineers will be working around the clock on Christmas Day to carry out essential track renewal work at Earl's Court and signal installation works and associated equipment for the Sub-Surface Upgrade.
Work to improve the network
Routine engineering works will also be taking place across the entire network, with maintenance trains moving regularly to transport engineers and materials to various locations including the Northern line between Stockwell and Morden.
As well as tunnel re-lining between Bond Street and Baker Street stations.
Each year the annual Christmas Day closure of the Tube, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, Tramlink and London Buses is used by TfL to get ahead with major engineering works and upgrading the operating system.
Train depots and bus garages will also be staffed when passenger services are closed and work to improve the network will continue throughout the festive period.
Phil Hufton, Chief Operating Officer, London Underground said: 'Christmas Day is a great opportunity for us to carry out essential engineering works across our entire network without disrupting passenger journeys during the rest of the year. While many Londoners and our customers tuck into their Christmas lunch and other festive treats, our engineers will be working around the clock to help deliver a more reliable and frequent Tube service for all our customers through these vital works.'
Notes to editors:
- On 25 December there will be no services on the Tube, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and Tramlink networks, no services from Victoria Coach Station, and no Riverboat services
- Passengers are advised to check before they travel to help them plan their journey. This can be done by checking posters and leaflets at stations, listening out for public address announcements, going to the TfL website, tfl.gov.uk, calling TfL's 24-hour travel information telephone helpline 0843 222 1234
- London Underground is undertaking a major programme of renewal. This will inevitably result in some disruption for passengers, but TfL is working hard to provide information and alternative travel options. The work is essential to provide for London's growing transport needs now, and into the future