Some east London Overground services are to close to allow work to continue at Whitechapel station in preparation for the Elizabeth line.

TfL has informed commuters that there will be partial closure of various lines between Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, August 7.

The Highbury and Islington to Shadwell service will be closed for the whole period while Surrey Quays to New Cross will close from Monday, August 1 to Friday, August 5.

There will also be no trains between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction on Saturday, July 30 to Sunday, July 31 and Saturday, August 6 to Sunday, August 7.

A map of the east London Overground closures

London Overground director Mike Stubbs said: “We have worked closely with Crossrail Limited to ensure that the work impacts on as few journeys as possible and take place during a quieter period on the network, when schools are on their summer break.”

The Elizabeth line, due for completion in 2018, will add up to 24 trains an hour in each direction, providing frequent services to Heathrow, Paddington, the West End and Canary Wharf.

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