25 March 2024

A number of closures and engineering works will take place this Easter. You can find the details and links to additional information below.

The London Underground and London buses are expected to run as normal with no planned engineering works set to take place.


London Euston

The West Coast Mainline will be partially closed between London Euston and the Midlands, North West England and Scotland. No Avanti West Coast trains will be running over the entire Easter weekend.

London Liverpool Street

Trains between London Liverpool Street and many East Anglia locations, including Norwich, Ipswich and Colchester, will be replaced by buses for at least part of the journey.

Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth line will not run through the central section, from Paddington to Abbey Wood and Shenfield. A reduced service will operate between Paddington and Maidenhead/Heathrow Terminal 4. Westbound services from Shenfield will terminate at London Liverpool Street station, above ground, and will not be stopping at Whitechapel station.

London Overground

The London Overground will not run from Highbury & Islington to New Cross Gate, New Cross, and Clapham Junction for the entire weekend. This includes no Night Overground services. On Sunday 31 March it will not run between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Rail replacement buses will operate in the daytime, and alternative London Overground services will be available. Local bus services are also recommended, particularly during night hours. Closures will take place to allow for station improvements at Surrey Quays, where a new station entrance and step-free access are being installed. Works on the branch to Crystal Palace are to improve signalling on the line to facilitate a more reliable service. The London Overground will not run from Sunday 31 March to Monday 1 April from Liverpool Street to Enfield Town, Cheshunt, and Chingford. All other London Overground lines will be running with the expectation of a good service.

Southern Railway

Southern Railway will not be serving London Bridge station on Sunday 31 March due to planned engineering works. London Overground will be serving London Bridge station on Sunday to help ensure people living in southeast London continue to get access to the station.


The DLR will not run between Stratford and West India Quay, Westferry and Canning Town, and Tower Gateway and Shadwell.


From Friday 29 March to Wednesday 24 April, London Trams will not run from East Croydon to Beckenham Junction, Elmers End, and New Addington. This is to allow critical works to take place at East Croydon and Sandilands Junction. Tram replacement bus services and an increased frequency of local buses in these areas will be available. Customers are advised to use alternative routes, plan ahead and allow more time for their journey.

For information on any additional closures and changes, please visit either National Rail Enquires or TfL’s website.

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