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Get ready for a weekend bursting with vibrant colour, summer sounds and exotic tastes at the sensational Notting Hill Carnival – the biggest of its kind in Europe . The easiest way to travel there and back is by bus or Tube – but be aware that crowds and road closures could slow you down.

Tube services Update tube.tfl.gov.uk

Notting Hill Carnival
2005 WEEKEND

Sunday 28 August

Stations in central London will be open as on a normal Sunday except those in the Carnival area.  Normal services will run on all lines. Kentish Town station is closed.

Bank Holiday Monday 29 August

Stations in central London will be open as on a normal Saturday except Borough, Chancery Lane , Kentish Town , Ladbroke Grove and Mornington Crescent which will all be closed. Normal Saturday services will run on all lines except the Central line where extra trains will run on all sections and the Hammersmith and City line where extra trains will run on some sections.

Piccadilly line
No service between Acton Town and Uxbridge on both days.

District line
No service between Ealing Common and Ealing Broadway on both days.

Waterloo & City line
No service.

Stations in the Carnival area
Please note that for safety reasons some stations may close temporarily if they become overcrowded. It may be worthwhile waiting until the station reopens rather than finding an alternative station.

  • Ladbroke Grove
    Station closed on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
  • Latimer Road
    On Sunday and Monday the station will close at 2330.

Notting Hill Gate

There will be no interchange between the Central and Circle/District lines on either day. On Sunday and Monday the station will be ‘exit only’ between 1200 and 1800. On Monday the Circle and District lines will not stop from 1200 to 1930.

  • Royal Oak
    On Sunday and Monday the station will be ‘exit only’ between 1100 and 1800. After 1800 the station will close and Hammersmith & City line trains will not stop at this station.
  • Westbourne Park
    On Sunday and Monday the station will be ‘exit only’ between 1100 and 1800. The station will close at 2330.
  • Queensway
    Queensway station will be closed until May 2006 due to scheduled station works.
  • Bayswater
    On Monday it may be advisable to use this station as Circle/District line trains will not stop at Notting Hill Gate.
  • Paddington Hammersmith & City line
    On Sunday and Monday it may be advisable to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate/ Royal Oak as both these stations will have diversions.
  • Other stations
    Other stations near to the Carnival: High Street Kensington, Holland Park and Queen’s Park.

The Carnival finishes at 2100. For your safety, please travel early and leave the area before dark.

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Bus services
Bus routes 7, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 36, 52, 70, 94, 148, 295, 316, 328 and 390 all run close to the Carnival festivities. We'll be running many extra buses, especially on Monday evening, to get you home quickly and safely. Two special limited stop bus routes (36X and 436X) will be running between south London and the Carnival. Night Buses N7, N18, N28, N31, N36, N52 & N207 will operate throughout Sunday night and Monday night. Additional buses will operate on some routes.

Additionally bus routes 6, 15, 187, 205, 220, 274, 414 and 436 all operate within a comfortable walking distance.

From first bus on Sunday morning, all day Bank Holiday Monday and until about 03.00 on Tuesday morning bus routes 7, 18, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 187, 295, 316, 328, 390, 414, N28, N31, N36 and N52 will be diverted or disrupted owing to road closures in the Carnival area.

Route 6 will operate between Aldwych and Willesden Bus Garage but will be diverted via Harvist Road instead of Kilburn Lane .

Route 7 will only operate between Russell Square and Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’. Buses will be diverted via Bishops Bridge Road , Royal Oak and Harrow Road . After 14.00 buses towards central London will operate via Harrow Road and Edgware Road , instead of Bishops Bridge Road and Paddington.

Route N7 will be diverted via Royal Oak , Harrow Road and Scrubs Lane .

Route 23 will only operate between Liverpool Street Station and Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’. Buses will be diverted via Bishops Bridge Road , Royal Oak and Harrow Road . Between 14.00 and midnight buses towards central London will operate via Harrow Road and Edgware Road , instead of Bishops Bridge Road and Paddington.

Route 27 will be diverted via Bayswater Road , Lancaster Gate, Gloucester Terrace (towards Chalk Farm) and Inverness Terrace (towards Turnham Green). Additional buses will start from Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’ towards Chalk Farm and Turnham Green.

Route 28 will only operate between Notting Hill Gate and Wandsworth.

Route N28 will be diverted via Bayswater Road , Lancaster Gate, Gloucester Terrace (towards Camden Town ), Inverness Terrace (towards Wandsworth), Bishops Bridge Road , Royal Oak and Harrow Road .

Route 31 will only operate between Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’ and Camden Town .

Route N31 will be diverted via Bayswater Road , Lancaster Gate, Gloucester Terrace (towards Camden Town ), Inverness Terrace (towards Clapham Junction), Bishops Bridge Road , Royal Oak and Harrow Road .

Route 36 after 14.00 buses towards south London will run via Harrow Road and Edgware Road , instead of Bishops Bridge Road and Paddington.

Route 52 will be diverted from Kilburn Lane via Harrow Road , Edgware Road and Marble Arch to Park Lane and Hyde Park Corner. Towards Willesden buses will operate via Queens Park . An all day shuttle service will also run between Victoria and Notting Hill Gate via the normal route.

Route N52 will be diverted via Bayswater Road , Lancaster Gate, Gloucester Terrace (towards Willesden Garage), Inverness Terrace (towards Victoria ), Bishops Bridge Road , Royal Oak and Harrow Road .

Route 70 will be diverted via Barlby Road , St Marks Road (towards South Kensington ), St. Quintin Avenue (towards Acton ), St. Ann 's Road, Holland Park Avenue and Notting Hill Gate.

Route 187 will be diverted via Harvist Road instead of Kilburn Lane .

Route 295 will only operate between St. Marks Road , near St. Charles Hospital , and Clapham Junction.

Route 316 will only operate between Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’ and Neasden. Buses will be diverted along Kilburn Park Road and Chippenham Road .

Route 328 will be diverted from Notting Hill Gate via Holland Park Avenue, Wood Lane, Scrubs Lane and Harrow Road to Elgin Avenue ‘Prince of Wales’ and the normal line of route.

Special Limited Stop route 36X will operate between Peckham and Harrow Road ‘Prince of Wales’, operating non-stop between Vauxhall and Harrow Road.

Special Limited Stop route 436X will operate between Peckham and Notting Hill Gate, operating non-stop between Hyde Park Corner and Notting Hill Gate.

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  1. "Safety and security has always been our top priority. Following the recent terrorist attacks on the Tube, we have implemented a number of additional security measures to complement those already in place.

    Here’s what we do to help keep the Tube safe.

    • Each of our 275 stations has its own evacuation plan.

       

      • Every member of staff has had training in evacuation and safety procedures and are currently in high visibility clothing (as are police patrols, both BTP and Metropolitan at stations throughout central London).
      • A thorough check of all public areas of the train is now being undertaken by the train crew in the course of their normal duties and this includes when changing ends at terminal stations, and when each train is entering or leaving service.
      • Extra staff patrols are at stations and additional search teams are currently on standby.

       

    • There is close liaison between Tube, police, fire and ambulance services.

       

    • We hold regular emergency exercises, like Operation Dartboard in June 2005, and are constantly re-evaluating our evacuation procedures

     

  2. You, our customer, also have a part to play in maintaining security.

     

    • Please be alert for any unattended bags or luggage. If you see something that looks suspicious, please contact the nearest LU staff member.
    • Please keep your luggage with you at all times – this helps us avoid unnecessary security alerts and delays
    • Please follow the instructions of LU staff in the event of any emergency - they are trained to ensure your safety.

     

  3. To encourage the public to help us keep the network safe:

     

    • We are undertaking additional PA announcements regarding keeping belongings with you and to reassure you when the train has to stop in a tunnel for longer than a few seconds.
    • We have engaged the media and called on you to be vigilant, keep belongings with you, and report anything suspicious to staff.
    • New posters have been produced to remind you to ‘Help us keep the Tube safe

     

  4. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the Underground.
  5. Flash photography is not allowed.
  6. Please be prepared to take your litter and put it in a bin when you leave the system - this helps us to keep your stations and trains clean.
  7. When on escalators, please take extra care with children, pushchairs or buggies. If possible, please fold the pushchair but hold on to children.
  8. Please be careful when you step on and off the escalator, especially when you are carrying luggage. Stand to the right and hold onto the handrail. Avoid standing near the edge of the steps.
  9. Please remember to carry children under five and animals through the ticket gates.

Pickpockets

Operation Jackdaw swoops on pickpockets

London Underground and the British Transport Police have joined forces to crack down on pickpockets operating around the Tube system.

A special taskforce - codename Operation Jackdaw - has been carrying out more patrols than ever across the network - with increasingly successful results.

Since 31st July 2000, when the operation was launched, the number of pick-pocketing offences has gone down by almost 50 per cent.

This reduction in crime can be attributed directly to police officers patrolling the system in both uniform and plain clothes - high profile policing that has proved to be a deterrent.

During the course of the operation, the number of arrests has increased and intelligence gathered on both known and previously unknown offenders.

Regularly announced messages - backed by posters on stations - warn customers that pickpockets do operate on the Underground system. Customers are also reminded to be extra vigilant and to keep their belongings within sight at all times.

If you have any information on pickpockets please call Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the British Transport Police website.

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