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TfL closes 40 Tube stations but reduced service to still run

Transport for London (TfL) has closed 40 underground stations but is pushing ahead with a reduced service that will support London’s key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

TfL says 40 Tube stations have closed as of today

In response to the Government’s advice to stop non-essential social contact, the Tube stations will close as of today and until further notice while from this Friday, there will be no Waterloo & City line. Until further notice, on Friday and Saturday nights there will be no all-night ‘Night Tube’ service or the all-night ‘Night Overground’ service that currently runs on the East London line.

However, the changes, introduced in response to a request from the Mayor of London to enable key workers to still travel, will see late services on both the Tube and Overground continue to run for essential journeys.

London buses will operate fewer services, but TfL’s night bus network will continue to provide key workers with transport on Friday and Saturday nights and throughout the week.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really, really have to. Londoners should be avoiding social interaction unless absolutely necessary, and that means they should be avoiding using the transport network unless absolutely necessary.

“London will get through these extraordinarily challenging times, and ensuring the capital’s critical workers can move around the city will be crucial.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.