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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Waterloo and City Line to close for five months

Oh Great

Coming home on the Waterloo and City line this evening I took this picture as from next April I certainly wouldn't be seeing this scene for some time.

Waterloo & City Line train approaching

Yesterday we received the brilliant news that the Waterloo & City Line will be closed next year for five months. The Drain will be closed :"from 1 April 2006 for much-needed engineering improvements that will deliver increased reliability of services, an increase in capacity and improved journey times.....The Waterloo & City line is 107 years old and urgently needs upgrading."

Great, although this will add at least fifteen minutes to my journey into work as I'll have to change at Waterloo on the Jubilee Line, then go four stops to Canada Water, from there I will travel a further three stops on the East London Line to Shadwell. This is all instead of the Waterloo - one stop on the Waterloo and City Line to Bank and then one stop on the DLR to Shadwell. So that's seven stops plus long interchanges instead of two stops plus slightly less lenghty interchanges.

Accoding to the press release: "During the five-month closure, passengers travelling from Waterloo to Bank will be advised to take the Bakerloo or Northern lines to Embankment station, and then the District or Circle line to Monument station.

Detailed travel advice for passengers will be issued prior to the closure taking effect

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