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Average journey time: 34 mins

Barbican to London City Airport DLR

Leave at 09:21 and arrive at 09:53
Journey time 32 mins
You will need to make 6 changes

Start with Metropolitan line or Circle line or Hammersmith & City line to Moorgate

  • Moorgate Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

METROPOLITAN LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Metropolitan line and parts of the Piccadilly line and Chiltern Railways services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

Change for Northern line to Bank

  • Bank Underground Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

Change for DLR to London City Airport DLR Station

  • Shadwell DLR Station
  • Limehouse DLR Station
  • Westferry DLR Station
  • Poplar DLR Station
  • Blackwall DLR Station
  • East India DLR Station
  • Canning Town DLR Station
  • West Silvertown DLR Station
  • Pontoon Dock DLR Station
  • London City Airport DLR Station

Travel disruption notes

WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

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    Travel disruption notes

    We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

    NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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      Travel disruption notes

      We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

      GLADSTONE AVENUE, E12: Route 147 is on diversion in both directions due to Thames Water works. Buses are missing the stops from High Street North to Wolferton Road in both directions.

      NHS Covid-19 vaccination centre, Newham at The ExCeL London. Only travel to the vaccination centre if you have been sent an appointment by the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. Please use the Western Gateway entrance of The ExCeL London to access the vaccination centre. Follow 'vaccination centre' signs. Custom House for ExCeL is the nearest station to The ExCeL London. If using buses 147 241 or N551, alight at the Custom House Station stop, or at the Leslie Road stop if using Route 325

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        Travel disruption notes

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        Barbican to London City Airport DLR

        Leave at 09:29 and arrive at 10:04
        Journey time 35 mins
        You will need to make 3 changes

        Start with Circle line to Moorgate

        • Moorgate Underground Station

        Travel disruption notes

        CIRCLE LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Circle line and parts of the District line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

        Change for Northern line to Bank

        • Bank Underground Station

        Travel disruption notes

        WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        Change for DLR to London City Airport DLR Station

        • Shadwell DLR Station
        • Limehouse DLR Station
        • Westferry DLR Station
        • Poplar DLR Station
        • Blackwall DLR Station
        • East India DLR Station
        • Canning Town DLR Station
        • West Silvertown DLR Station
        • Pontoon Dock DLR Station
        • London City Airport DLR Station

        Travel disruption notes

        WATERLOO & CITY LINE: No service until further notice.

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        Barbican to London City Airport DLR

        Leave at 09:33 and arrive at 10:08
        Journey time 35 mins
        You will need to make 3 changes

        Start with Hammersmith & City line or Metropolitan line or Circle line to Liverpool Street

        • Moorgate Underground Station
        • Liverpool Street Underground Station

        Travel disruption notes

        HAMMERSMITH & CITY LINE: Until further notice, due to staff shortages in our control room there could be short notice alterations to Hammersmith & City line services. This will affect weekday and weekend service and at times will mean there is a reduced service, or no service on this line.

        Hammersmith and City Line: Minor delays due to train cancellations.

        TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

        Change for Central line to Stratford

        • Bethnal Green Underground Station
        • Mile End Underground Station
        • Stratford Underground Station

        Travel disruption notes

        TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

        NHS Co-Vid Vaccination Centre at Westfield Stratford City: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre, at Westfield Stratford City if you have received an appointment from the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. For the centre, use Stratford station and follow the signs to the Westfield/Olympic Park exit. Outside the station, use the lift or stairs to go up to the first level and follow the signs to the vaccination centre.

        STRATFORD STATION: This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        Change for DLR to London City Airport DLR Station

        • Stratford High Street DLR Station
        • Abbey Road DLR Station
        • West Ham DLR Station
        • Star Lane DLR Station
        • Canning Town DLR Station
        • West Silvertown DLR Station
        • Pontoon Dock DLR Station
        • London City Airport DLR Station

        Travel disruption notes

        NHS Co-Vid Vaccination Centre at Westfield Stratford City: You must only travel to the NHS vaccination centre, at Westfield Stratford City if you have received an appointment from the NHS. You will not be vaccinated without one and you cannot arrange one at the centre. For the centre, use Stratford station and follow the signs to the Westfield/Olympic Park exit. Outside the station, use the lift or stairs to go up to the first level and follow the signs to the vaccination centre.

        STRATFORD STATION: This station is likely to be very busy between 05:45-08:15 and 16:00-17:30. Where possible travel outside of these times and consider cycling or walking, including parts of your journey. Entry is expected to be busy, please expect to queue to enter so we can help maintain the national 2 metre social distancing. Interchange is also expected to be busy. You are advised, where possible, to avoid the station during the busiest times by taking the most direct route.

        TFL RAIL: Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 April, no service between Liverpool Street and Stratford, please use London Underground or Greater Anglia connections. The timetable for services between Stratford and Shenfield will be amended, and during peak periods fewer trains than usual will call at stations between Ilford and Gidea Park. Trains are also likely to be busier.

        We are committed to helping London's schools remain open and operate safely and to help this we will be adding over 200 extra buses to our network from Monday 8 March. We will also be prioritising some of our bus services for school travel from this date. Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on these 'school services', doubling their capacity, which is currently limited due to necessary social distancing. These 'school services' will be clearly signed and will operate on several key routes between 0730-0900 (some routes will run until 0930) and 1430-1630 on weekdays. On designated routes 'school services' will operate on an every other bus basis. We ask that schoolchildren travelling without adults use the designated 'school services' where these are provided, to help ensure space for customers on other services.

        Buses

        Average journey time: 1 hour 52 mins

        Cycle

        Average journey time: 50 mins

        Return journey: London City Airport DLR to Barbican

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