I wondered if anybody could shed light on the work which means a whole weekend, whole line closure of the Met? I am guessing at something signalling related as that’s ongoing, and I couldn’t imagine what other work could be of a scale that blocks all the different branches etc.
I wonder also when the last time a full closure such as this took place - in a planned sense, as I know there have been some staffing-related full line service interruptions relatively recently
Near normal Piccadilly line service on the Uxbridge branch this easter weekend, with the Metropolitan line still able to provide connections at Rayners Lane:
From Good Friday to Easter Monday, 7th to 10th April, in connection with SMA08 Signal System testing, the Metropolitan Line will be suspended between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate. The following services will operate over the remainder of the line:-
Watford - Harrow-on-the-Hill, all stations, every 10 - 20 minutes (4tph).
Uxbridge - Harrow-on-the-Hill, all stations, every 10 minutes.
Chesham - Harrow-on-the-Hill, all stations, every 30 minutes.
Amersham - Harrow-on-the-Hill, calling at Chalfont & Latimer, Chorleywood, Rickmansworth and Moor Park, every 30 minutes. These trains will run via the Main Lines between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Watford South Junction.
The services to/from Watford and Chesham will combine to provide an all stations service between Moor Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill every 10 minutes.
Chiltern Railways services will be suspended between Aylesbury Vale Parkway / Aylesbury and Marylebone via Amersham all weekend.
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From what I've seen elsewhere it seems that Chiltern Railways are re-allocating trains from the Amersham route to the Marylebone - Birmingham service, as the Avanti service between Euston and Birmingham is being cancelled for four days. I assume its for track works.
Also, it looks like there will be regular service via the North Curve - with through trains between Chesham and Watford.
I wonder how much busier the Piccadilly line service via South Harrow, etc will be, carrying passengers diverted from the Met's route via Wembley Park.