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Westmister Abbey to Hammersmith

We would like to attend Evensong service at Westminster abbey Thurs or Fri, 10 - 11th of July. After the service (18:00? )would we be able to get to Hammersmith by 19:00 for a dinner date ? Tube or #9 Bus ? or ?

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The underground would be about half an hour - bus option would be longer than this, maybe 15-20 minutes more. Of course it depends exactly where you are going in Hammersmith.

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25548 posts

very short walk from Hammersmith tube station.

I'd always take the tube in that circumstance, the bus can get caught in traffic anytime but especially during the rush hour. And you will be in the direction of the traffic. Nah. Go downstairs.

Posted by
4860 posts

Although the work is generally after rush-hour and weekends, there is a huge amount of repair work being scheduled on the tubes this summer. I would double-check their website the week before to make sure you won't have a problem. And a few downtown stations are closed for repairs all the time, or are exit-only.

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a few downtown stations are closed for repairs all the time, or are exit-only.

I haven't seen that recently - certainly not during the week.

The planned works are shown well in advance at https://tfl.gov.uk/forms/12392.aspx and looking at those dates there are no planned works. The following weekend there are works on the District Line and on the Sunday on the Jubilee Line. Hover over the coloured blocks for specifics.

Which stations are closed for repairs all the time? I don't know of any. I must have missed something.

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Bond Street, for example. A major inconvenience to me. Note that I'm in favor of maintenance and improvement. I do have some complaints about low-profile posting of this roster in the system ... Surface detours to working station near Covent Garden could be much better posted in the market area.

From their Bond Street .PDF:
From 23 April to late June, Central line trains will not stop at the station while construction of a lift shaft takes place
• From July to early December, Jubilee line trains will not stop at the station while extensive works to enable improved access to the platforms are carried out
• The station will then operate on an exit-only basis until the end of 2014 to enable future tunnelling works

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Well it certainly is true that Crossrail and all its fallout is and has been a Royal PITA. It has been going on for such a long time I tend to just blank it,..