Those hoping to travel on the western parts of the Piccadilly Line later this month will need to be checking their route beforehand, as it’s been announced the segments will be closing in the middle of February.
From February 10-14, the Piccadilly Line between Acton Town and Heathrow Airport for engineering upgrades. Between 12:45am to 5am on February 10, this extends out to Hammersmith station, but from the start of service the following day Hammersmith and Turnham Green (only during early and late hours for the latter station as usual) will be open once again.
These upgrades will mean extra preparation on the tracks for the arrival of the new Piccadilly Line trains, which are due to begin service in 2025. One of the main pieces of work will include
Rail replacement buses will be in service between Heathrow Airport and Acton Town for those who are affected by the closures. Those making the journey to the airport to jet out of London are also able to jump on the Elizabeth Line, which is, of course, a new and handy way to make the journey.
Speaking on the track closures, TfL said: “The track in this area features some components from the 1930s and must be replaced as the assets are unreliable and maintenance is costly. Replacing the track will not only address the ongoing issues but will also mean a better, smoother ride once the new Piccadilly line trains are introduced.”
The Piccadilly Line is due to be back up and running over the full line by the start of the usual morning service on Thursday, February 15.
Closures will be taking place between Acton Town and Heathrow on February 10-14. Check this page for further updates and consult the TfL updates page before travelling.