• BETT Travel Alerts

    BETT 2012 is upon us but what does the transport network in London have in store? This post is for guidance only and correct at the time of publishing. Please follow the words etched into every London commuter's head and check before you travel!
    Weekday Alterations:
    DISTRICT LINE: No service on the Kensington Olympia section until 1015 when a special events service will run. Elsiegee40 has made an excellent post here explaining the changes.

    Those driving may want to avoid the A4 Hammersmith Flyover as it is closed until further notice due to structural faults.

    There are no other planned alterations on the Tube or National Rail services.

    Weekend Alterations
    OVERGROUND No service between Richmond and Willesden Junction (this is not the Olympia branch).

    NORTHERN LINE: No service between Camden Town and Kennington via Bank. Use the Charing Cross branch to head into Central London.

    SOUTHERN TRAINS: Engineering work on the Balham section of line causing diversions and cancellations (of most note the service that would call at Olympia from Croydon now starts and terminates at Clapham Junction). See the quote below for details:

    - Trains between London Victoria and Dorking will not run
    - Trains between London Victoria and Epsom will be extended to / from Dorking / Horsham
    - Trains between Milton Keynes Central and South Croydon will start / terminate at Clapham Junction
    - Trains between London Victoria and East Grinstead will call additionally at Selhurst
    - Trains between London Victoria and Caterham will not run
    - Trains between London Victoria and Sutton via Selhurst will not run
    Gatwick Express services are also affected and the following services will not run:

    - 15 and 45 minutes past the hour between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport
    - 05 and 35 minutes past the hour between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria
    SOUTH-WEST TRAINS: Engineering work will take place between London Waterloo and Kingston/Woking but this will have a knock-on effect on services further south. See the quote below for further information:

    - Trains in the Hounslow Loop Line, will run between London Waterloo and Twickenham via Hounslow only. Alternative train services are to be used between Twickenham and Barnes via Richmond.

    - Trains between London Waterloo and Weybridge (via Brentford) will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on alternative trains between London Waterloo and Virginia Water. Buses replace trains between Virginia Water and Weybridge, calling at Chertsey and Addlestone.

    - Trains between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside will call additionally at Queenstown Road, Wandsworth Town, Barnes, Mortlake, North Sheen and St Margarets.

    - Trains between London Waterloo and Chessington South will run from London Waterloo at 3 and 33 minutes past each hour and from Chessington South at 21 and 51 minutes past each hour.

    - Trains between London Waterloo and Hampton Court will not run. Alternative services are to be used between London Waterloo and Tolworth and buses will run between Tolworth and Hampton Court calling at Surbiton and Thames Ditton

    - Trains between London Waterloo and Woking will not run. Alternative services are to be used between London Waterloo and Tolworth and buses will run between Tolworth and Weybridge / Woking

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Basingstoke which normally leave at 12 and 42 minutes past each hour will be retimed to start 30 minutes earlier. These trains are diverted and will not stop at Surbiton, Walton-on-Thames or Weybridge. Buses replace trains between Surbiton and Woking calling at Tolworth, Esher, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Byfleet & New Haw and West Byfleet and between Kingston and Woking, calling at Surbiton, Esher, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour which normally leave on the hour will be retimed to start 30 minutes earlier and will be diverted calling additionally at Clapham Junction, Farncombe, Godalming, Liphook, Liss, Rowlands Castle, Bedhampton and Hilsea.

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour which normally leave at 30 minutes past each hour will be retimed to start 30 minutes earlier and will be diverted calling additionally at Clapham Junction

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Haslemere which normally leave at 15 minutes past each hour will start from Woking and call additionally at Worplesdon

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea which normally leave at 45 minutes past each hour will not run

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Weymouth which normally leave at 5 minutes past each hour will be retimed to start at 35 minutes past each hour and will be diverted calling additionally at Clapham Junction, Woking, Farnborough, Basingstoke and Winchester

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Weymouth which normally leave at 35 minutes past each hour will be retimed to start at 5 minutes past each hour and will be diverted calling additionally at Clapham Junction, Woking, Basingstoke, Winchester and Eastleigh

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Poole which normally leave at 39 minutes past each hour will start from Winchester. Alternative services are to be used between London Waterloo and Winchester

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour (via Eastleigh) which normally leave at 9 minutes past each hour will start from Basingstoke. Alternative services are to be used between London Waterloo and Basingstoke

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Salisbury will start from Basingstoke. Passengers are advised to travel on earlier services from London Waterloo to Basingstoke and change

    - Trains from London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids will be retimed to leave at 50 minutes past each hour and will be diverted calling additionally at Clapham Junction
    FIRST CAPITAL CONNECT: The usual closures on the Thameslink section between Herne Hill/London Bridge and St. Pancras will be in force for the engineering project at Blackfriars.

    Links:
    http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/servic...AndFuture.html
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravel...e/default.html
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. MGSTech's Avatar
      MGSTech -
      Yesterday the UG trains from Earls Court were only every HOUR!

      There is a shuttle bus from outside of Earls court running all day, exit at the western end of Earls court UG Station cross to the EC foyer catch free coach from here.

      NB returns from outside Grand Hall main entrace opposite Olympia UG station

      Steve
    1. elsiegee40's Avatar
      elsiegee40 -
      It is a VERY easy 10 minute walk from West Kensington tube to Olympia.

      See the google map for directions to the National Hall entrance North End Rd/B317 to Hammersmith Rd/A315 - Google Maps