Did you get caught in a massive queue for the Tube at Brixton this morning? Thousands stood in the rain waiting to get on the first day of escalator work at the Victoria Line station.
The work is due to continue for until July 2015, so here’s our Brixton Blog guide to getting to work without queuing!
Alternative routes to work from Brixton Tube Station
There are a number of options open to travellers well used to the convenience and ease of the Victoria Line from Brixton.
- Overland trains run every 15 minutes from Brixton Rail station, Atlantic Road, to Victoria and whisk you there in just eight mins.
- TfL has put on free shuttle buses and extra staff to bus people to the Victoria and Northern Lines at Stockwell. look for the single deckers opposite the Tube entrance.
- Trains from Herne Hill and Loughborough Junction Stations – both ten to 15 minutes walk from central Brixton, will take you into the City, Farringdon and Kings Cross. For times see National Rail.
- The Overground from Clapham High Street can whizz you around east London to Highbury and Islington.
- Jump on a bus from Brixton (but not the main stops on Brixton Road which will be heaving) or, better still, walk to Stockwell Station, where you can get the Victoria Line or the Northern Line.
- Best of all, why not dust off that rusty bike, check the brakes, oil the chain and take the healthier route to work you should be taking anyway.
More information on services from the TfL website here: www.tfl.gov.uk