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London Underground closures: Circle and Hammersmith and City lines suspended as workers forced to self-isolate

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Transport for London have suspended two lines on the London Underground this weekend because high levels of workers are self-isolating.

Over the weekend, the Circle Line and Hammersmith and City Line will stay completely suspended to travellers.

According to the TfL website, the staff shortages are in the control room, and the London Underground itself has apologised for interruptions to travel this weekend.

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Andy Lord, managing director of London Underground, said: “We apologise to customers for the impact on Tube services, while we deal with staff shortages across the network due to self-isolation.

“We are committed to running a frequent and reliable service, but with a reduced number of staff available it’s not always possible.

“I’d encourage anyone travelling in the coming days to check before they travel and thank them for bearing with us during this difficult time.”

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On top of Covid related closures, there is also a suspension on the entire Metropolitan Line which won’t start running until midday today (Saturday, July 24).

There are also a series of closures on the London Overground, mainly impacting travellers on Sunday (July 25).

Travellers from Essex should plan their journey before they arrive in the capital, and anticipate having to travel on a longer route than normal.

Have you been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app? Sign up here and let us know what you think about the system in the comments below.

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