Overground and Bakerloo Line to be suspended in Brent for five days

Overground trains will be extended by five carriages

Overground trains will be extended by five carriages - Credit: Archant

Commuters in Brent are being warned that parts of the Overground and Bakerloo Line will be suspended for five days later this year.

There will be no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow and Wealdstone stations from October 29 to November 2 to allow works to take place at Willesden Junction as part of an improvement programme.

The work has been scheduled to take place during the autumn half-term school break.

The station will have its platforms extended as Overground trains will be increased by five carriages as part of the £320m project to boost capacity on the line by 25 per cent.

Because the works involve Willesden Junction’s platform two, Bakerloo Tube line services which use the low level part of the station are also affected.

A replacement bus service will be in operation.

Stations between Harrow and Wealdstone and Watford Junction will not be affected by the works.

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Mike Stubbs, Transport for London’s director of London Overground, said: “I apologise for the inconvenience caused but these works are essential for the high-performing London Overground service to continue to grow to meet increasing demand.

“To help reduce disruption, we have scheduled the work for the mid-term break which always sees reduced numbers of passengers.”

For more information visit www.tfl.gov.uk/overgroundcapacity.

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