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The Victoria line is going to be partially closed in August

Isabelle Aron

You survived the tube strike but get ready to brace yourself for even more TfL-induced rag,e because from August 8 to August 30, the Victoria line won't be running between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central. There's also going to be a reduced service on the rest of the line during the works, which inevitably means that those rush hour trains are going to get even more unbearably sweaty and overcrowded.

Because of the works, London Overground trains leaving from Walthamstow Central are expected to be pretty jam-packed, which means they won't be stopping at Clapton or St James Street before 9.30am on weekdays. There will be a rail replacement bus service, but that's not exactly going to fill you with joy, is it? But it's not all bad news, because the closure is part of a plan to get even more trains running on the Victoria line, boosting the current 24 trains per hour to 36 per hour next year. Until then, be prepared for a whole lotta aggro if you plan on going anywhere near the Victoria line this August.

Find out more about the planned works here.

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