Blackwall tunnel set for another full weekend southbound closure

Transport for London have confirmed that another weekend closure of the Blackwall tunnel is set to occur for southbound traffic from 8 to 10 July.

Work is being undertaken on installation of a new bridge as part of preparation for the Silvertown tunnel.

A southbound tunnel closure was undertaken two weeks ago though TfL stated at the time that a second closure was yet to be confirmed. Now it has.

New bridge

Transport for London also highlight that northbound traffic will be able to cross but must use a detour which is likely to add to journey times.

They recommend using alternative routes such as the Rotherhithe crossing or the Woolwich ferry.

Bus route 108 “will be split in two, operating between both Lewisham and North Greenwich and between Canning Town and Stratford. There will be alternative arrangements put in place on Sunday night into Monday morning.

108 route will be split

“Customers are advised to then change onto the Jubilee line to cross the river to complete their journeys. The Mayor’s Hopper fare will mean that customers won’t be charged for any additional bus journeys on the other side of the river, providing they begin within an hour of touching in on the first bus.

“During the closure, TfL will also ensure that customers of the route 108 who then use the Jubilee line as part of their journey over the weekend will avoid being charged for the Tube section of their journey.

1960s bridge to be demolished in coming months

“From 00:01 on Monday 10 July, northbound buses will return to their normal route and southbound buses will be diverted via Tower Bridge until the tunnel is re-opened to southbound traffic.”

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2 thoughts on “Blackwall tunnel set for another full weekend southbound closure

  • This weekend – not sure why they advertise the ferry as an alternative… it hardly ever operates on a weekend, and when it does it’s a limited service for part of the weekend.


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