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Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road will be suspended over Christmas

PUBLISHED: 13:21 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:21 20 November 2017

There will be no Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road for three weeks. Picture: Tom Page/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 2.0

There will be no Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road for three weeks. Picture: Tom Page/Flickr/Creative Commons licence CC BY-SA 2.0

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There will be no Overground services between Stratford and Camden Road for three weeks over Christmas due to the demolition of a bridge in north London.

The works on Highbury Corner bridge also means other Overground services between Highbury and Islington and Dalston Junction will also be suspended.

Weekend closures on the lines will run into February.

Transport bosses say they are “taking advantage of the quiet Christmas period” to carry out the work.

Cllr Claudia Webbe, from Islington Council, said the work was essential as the bridge is more than 150 years old.

“TfL has consulted us about the work, and has previously publicised that a road closure over Christmas would be necessary.

“We will monitor the work and continue to challenge TfL to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Preparation for the bridge work will take place during working hours on December 18 to 22 but TfL said after that it will be a 24-hour operation in order to get it done as quickly as possible.


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