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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Summer Northern Line Closures start this weekend

Quite a few delays thenExpect to see confused tourists on the Misery Line

As part of the huge "improvements" taking place to the much of the London Underground at the moment, from this weekend and for the next ten weekends, the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line will be closed between Camden Town and Kennington. And there will be a reduced service on the remainder of the line. The thing is with the Northern Line "a reduced service" will be close to meaning "no service" as it's so rubbish anyway. It's quite scary to imagine what a reduction to the service will be.

George McNulty, a service director for London Underground, and master of understatement said "We recognise that the Northern line's performance is not as we would like," You don't say George. He continued, "but we are looking forward to Tube Lines taking this opportunity to accelerate the amount of track renewal work undertaken."

Anyway Transport for London seem confident that they won't have loads of confused tourist wandering around throughout May, June and half of July. Because "All the stations on this part of the Northern line either interchange with another line, which will be running on those weekends, or they are a bus ride away, or within walking distance of another Tube station, so no rail replacement buses will be provided."

Well that's allright then!

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