The ongoing maintenance work on the underground system is still going, albeit it isn’t as bad as it was.
Weekend disruption is getting less and less, although this probably has more to do with the upcoming Olympics in London than a genuine desire on the part of TFL to ease or minimise weekend inconvenience to those of us who have to travel on the underground at weekends!
Anyway, this weekend those who will be travelling to our Jack the Ripper Tour should be aware that the Hammersmith and City won’t be operating past Moorgate. This means that, if you are planning to travel to the walk from Edgware Road, Baker Street, Euston Square, King’s Cross, Farringdon and Barbican you will need to curtail your journey at Moorgate Station. You can make alternative arrangements by using the TFL journey planner.
You could also go to a different station using, for example the Central Line and then follow our alternative directions to reach the start of the tour.
Either way it may be worth giving yourself extra time for your journey if you are planning to travel on the Hammersmith and City, Circle or Metropolitan Lines.
Please note the District Line, which also serves Aldgate East Station, where our Jack the Ripper Walk begins, will be operating as normal so you will still be able to get to the tour on the District Line.
On another note, if you are planning to drive into London from the west it is worth noting that the M4 is closed for, probably, the next five days as they have found a crack in one of the flyovers. So the traffic is likely to be very heavy on the M4 approach to London and severe delays are forecast. So you might like to re-think your travel plans.
Aside from that our Jack the Ripper Tour will be operating as normal this Saturday and Sunday.