According to The Standard we're in for entire shut down of certain lines including the District and the Circle line for major repair works. In a great toss up, we either have the lines shut down for four days at a time over a few weeks or, shut down for a whole week, in the hope that the work will be finished at once.
"At present contractors are attempting to carry out running repairs during the normal night closure and at weekends but this is causing problems as the work overruns cause chaos in the morning rush hour. " said The Standard.
In a rare moment of insight, the chief exec of one of the firms responsible for the work said this was like "decorating your house by putting up wallpaper one strip at a time." Read the rest and weep.
But as Bradley has eagle eyes and belongs to some transport forum if you look at The Tube's website, it appears that entire District line isn't going to be closed down, just the vast majority of it:
"There will be no Circle line service and no service on the District line from Whitechapel to Earl's Court on Saturday, Sunday and Monday 1-3 May. Saturday and Sunday 8 & 9 and 22 & 23 May, 5 & 6 June, 10 & 11 July, 14 & 15 August, 4 & 5 and 11 & 12 September, 23 & 24 and 30 & 31 October, 20 & 21 November and 4 & 5 December."