District Line west London stations closed 26 – 29 October

Image above: District Line tube

Closure affects every Chiswick tube station

The District Line will be closed through Chiswick and much of west London from today (Thursday 26 October) until Sunday (29 October) due to Transport for London’s (Tfl) upgrades.

The District Line is due to operate as normal from Monday 30 October. During this period of closure, no District Line tube trains will serve Chiswick Park station or Gunnersbury, Stamford Brook or Turnham Green. (Piccadilly Line trains will stop at Turnham Green station early and late as usual).

There is no service on the District Line between Earls Court and Ealing Broadway/Richmond/Kensington Olympia. There are rail replacement buses in operation and these are:

Hammersmith – Ravenscourt Park – Stamford Brook – Turnham Green – Chiswick Park – Gunnersbury – Acton Town

Turnham Green – Chiswick Park – Gunnersbury – Kew Gardens – Richmond. (Only available early morning, late evening and Sunday).

The ongoing works include renewing track at Hammersmith and a new drainage system at West Kensington. Both of these improvements are being carried out to try to reduce delays on the District Line long term.

Image above: Chiswick Park Station by Ljubima Woods – @ljubimawoods

Works disruptive but necessary say TfL

Richard Jones, TfL’s Director of Asset Performance, said:

“We understand that closures like this may cause disruption to our customers, but the track work being completed is vital to ensure that the Tube can continue to operate as reliably as possible in these areas.

“Rail replacement buses will operate throughout the work and the Elizabeth, Central and Metropolitan lines will run as scheduled to allow customers to complete their journeys. I would encourage customers to check before they travel using our travel tools and I thank them in advance for their understanding.”

For those who are travelling to Heathrow from Chiswick the E3 bus serves Acton Town where they can change to get onto the Piccadilly Line.

For people who are travelling into central London and further, they can use buses to get into Hammersmith and pick up the Piccadilly Line as well as the Hammersmith and City and Circle Line.