Engineering works are planned on the Central line at the end of October and the beginning of November this year. These works will take place over a 12-day period, including weekdays, and may therefore affect journeys to work and school. The works will affect, in particular, the stations between Grange Hill and Newbury Park.TfL need to carry out ballast and track replacement work, improve drainage and do work on points and crossings on the Central line ‘loop’. TfL have looked at a number of options for how best to carry out this work, including both using a series of weekend closures or alternatively implementing a single, longer block closure.It has been concluded that it will cause less disruption to residents, businesses and other users if TfL do all of the necessary work in one block, particularly so if the closure is timed to coincide with the school half term holidays as far as possible.Consequently:• There will be no Underground service between Grange Hill and Newbury Park stations, for 12 days from Wednesday 24 October until Sunday 4 November• This closure will be extended to cover the whole of the Central line loop (i.e. between Leytonstone and Woodford via Hainault) on the weekends of 27/28 October and 3/4 NovemberA single long closure will allow the work to be carried out more efficiently and significantly reduces the total number of days of closure needed to complete the project.
We sure hope so!