London Overground services will be suspended in February to allow re-signalling work to be completed as part of a Transport for London and Network Rail work to “further increase capacity” on the service.
From Monday 19th February until Saturday 26th February 2011 (inclusive) services will be suspended between Richmond-Camden Road, Euston – South Hampstead, Gospel Oak-Upper Holloway and Shepherd’s Bush – Willesden Junction.
On Sundays 20th and 27th February trains will run to Euston however there will be no services between Richmond-Stratford, Gospel Oak-Upper Holloway and Shepherd’s Bush-Willesden Junction.
The closures are part of a programme works which will see longer and more frequent services on the Overground.
Howard Smith, Chief Operating Officer for TfL London Rail, said: “These essential works will help unlock the true potential of the London Overground network, which is to offer better, more frequent and higher capacity metro-style service. We are doing all we can to minimise the disruption caused and are looking forward to finishing all the works, on schedule by spring 2011”
TfL say a rail replacement service will operate during the closures and passengers will also be able to travel at no extra cost by Tube or national rail services through zone 1, providing they travel from a Tube or national rail station near their usual London Overground station.