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Travelling by tube, suspended

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Travelling by tube, suspended


I'm a first time traveller to London and rather nervous about everything. Long story short, I want to travel from Heathrow Terminal 3 to King Cross st Pancreas. Should be easy, right? There is no need to change lines and the price is okay... But: I'm travelling on Sunday. Now, that's a trouble. I know some lines get suspended, so I planned the travel via http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk and that's when the surprise came (...at least for me?). Although the Piccadilly Line isn't suspended, I still get a warning about engineering works that are taking place on Victoria line. Now, what does that mean for me? I don't plan on taking the Victoria line (I don't have to, right? Since I'm travelling from Terminal 3 to King Cross...), so why do I get the warning? Would I really need to take the rail replacement buses? If so, could someone please explain to me how do they work?

Thank you for reading, I'm sorry for making this post so long and confusing. Must be the nervousness...

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1. Re: Travelling by tube, suspended

You're right - you are not travelling on the Victoria line and don't need to worry about the suspension of service. The Piccadilly line is operating as normal on Sunday. Relax and look forward to your trip!

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2. Re: Travelling by tube, suspended

You have done the right thing checking on journey planner. If there are no engineering works on the Piccadilly line you will be fine - the Victoria line details are just for info in case you plan to change to it at Kings Cross.


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3. Re: Travelling by tube, suspended

Wow, such quick replies! Thank both of you very much! I'm calmed down now, thank you :) haha, I'm really glad there are no problems... thanks once again.

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4. Re: Travelling by tube, suspended

Here is a very frequently updated PDF listing the planned engineering works on the tube. It's very unlikely that they will add any new works between now and your day of arrival, but it's good to check just in case.


All the ones currently listed for the Piccadilly line (those that mention Uxbridge, Rayners Lane and Wood Green) affect different sections of the line, and *not* the Heathrow section. If one appears that mentions Heathrow or Northfields, that's the time to come back.

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