Live travel updates for road, bus, tube and overground services along East London Line

Photo: Heather Bishop

EastLondonLines kept going through the rush hour today in spite of the coldest overnight temperatures for 20 years. According to a TFL spokesperson: “The majority of Transport for London’s Tube, bus, DLR, London Overground, Tramlink and strategic Red Routes road network is operating well this morning and is keeping London moving.

“We have detailed contingency plans which were put into action, including working closely with the London boroughs to ensure key routes were gritted.  Transport for London’s fleet of 38 gritters and 10 quad bikes have been at work throughout the night, spreading 500 tonnes of grit on the strategic road network. We have run deicing trains throughout the night on the Tube network and have had teams out tackling the icy conditions.”

19.00: no snow in N16 what happening where you are?

Snow predicted for evening rush hour – let us know if  there is any snow where you are #snowELL.

15.30: Gavin on Twitter:  London might look pretty in the snow but Croydon still looks grim. Post-apocalyptic scene. And that’s just the train station.

13.30: Trains to London via East #Croydon are subject to Delay or Cancellation

10.10: Harry Iley, 28, a painter and decorator from Croydon said: “Struggling to get the van around today, the roads are pretty lethal.”

9.46: If anyone has any travel/snow related stories please get in contact as we would love to hear them. Contact

9.02: Piccadilly line is now part suspended and has minor delays

9.01: There are now only minor delays on the central Tube line

9.00: It can take up to ten times longer to brake on these surfaces. TFL say that journeys should be planned in advance with extra time allowed

8.59: Closure between Blackfriars road and Waterloo road due to burst water pipe.

8.56: Nicholas, 45 from Lapland said: “I have been using mostly reindeer over the weekend although extra time needs to be provided for this particular mode.”

8.54: The most pressing problems are certainly on the roads caused by the ice. Bus diversions are having to be made because of accidents, however the majority of services are running to their timetables

8.51: Travel incident-A2 London – Delays earlier on A2 Shooters Hill Road westbound in Blackheath between the B212 Stratheden Road junction and George & Dragon pub.

8.49: Travel incident-A215 Greater London – Broken down vehicle on A215 Portland Road in South Norwood at the A213 Manor Road junction.

8.47: Travel incident-A20 London – Delays earlier on A20 Lewisham Way westbound in New Cross at the A2 Parkfield Road junction.

8.43: From what we are hearing in the ELL office trains are not going to be affected as badly as they were over the weekend. Good news although it does mean no excuses for not showing up at work

8.40: Scott Comfrey, 27, a chef from Hackney said: “I didn’t even risk going in the car to work this morning, everything is going so slow.”

8.37: If anyone has any more information on travel services and routes please get in contact with ELL at

8.36: Travel incident-M25 Essex – Two lanes closed and queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an overturned vehicle.

8.34: M4 Westbound closure between junctions 1-4 due to accident by Chiswick roundabout

8.32: Driving conditions are “treacherous” in many areas of the capital, leading to accidents in the car and on the pavement. Take extra care for your journey

8.30: TFL say that buses have been “running well” this morning, although there have been delays on some services

8.28: Travel Incident-M4 Greater London – M4 closed and queueing traffic westbound between J1, A4 (Chiswick Roundabout) and J4, A408 (Heathrow Spur), because of a serious accident. Diversion in operation – via the A4. Congestion on A4 Great West Road Hogarth Lane to Hogarth Roundabout.

8.26: Claire Rodin, 23,a teacher from Lewisham said: “I have had no problems getting into work its when I get there that the problems begin.”

8.25: Richmond to Gospel Oak is delayed

8.21: Travel incident-A222 Greater London – Burst water main, ice and surface water on A222 Addiscombe Road in Croydon at the A222 Cherry Orchard Road junction

8.20: Travel incident-A2 London – Queueing traffic on A2 Shooters Hill Road westbound in Blackheath between the B212 Stratheden Road junction and George & Dragon pub.

8.19: Chris Williams, 24, a lawyer from Hackney said: “Walking tot he station this morning was a true test of my balancing, however it was worth it as the trains were running fine when I got there.”

8.18: Incidents of ‘black ice’ being reported across London on the roads. Drivers urged to extra careful.

8.17: Travel incident-A23 London – Queueing traffic on A23 Streatham High Road northbound in Streatham between the A214 Streatham Common North junction and the A216 junction.

8.14: Temporary traffic lights are being used in Croydon due to a burst water main

8.04: Central Tube line now has severe delays

8.03: Burst water mains are a particular concern due to the cold weather

7.58: Assume the best is the message I am getting from TFL. If you cannot find any information then all services should be running fine with some minor delays

7.54: Victoria Amphlett-Lewis, 28, a physiotherapist from New Cross said: “I didn’t see any problems at New Cross Gate, apart from a few delays, all trains to London Bridge were running ok.”

7.53: No reported disruption on the Trams


Bakerloo– Minor delays-Planned disruption

Central– Part suspended- minor delays- Planned disruption

Circle– Minor delays- Planned disruption

District– Minor delays- Planned disruption

Hammersmith and City-Minor Delays

Jubilee– Good Service

Metropolitan– Severe Delays

Northern– Good service

Piccadilly– Minor Delays. Part suspended

Victoria-Good service

Waterloo and City– Good service

DLR– Good service


SouthEastern Rail Service-Possible disruption due to adverse weather conditions

London Overground- minor delays between Richmond and Stratford


Travel Incident-A112 London – Burst water main and emergency repairs on A112 West Ham Lane in Stratford at the B165 Densham Road junction.

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