Fans who use the Victoria Line should already be seeing the benefits of the multi-mullion pound upgrade, which has been ongoing for more than five years, with new trains, a significant increase in passenger capacity per hour between Central London and Seven Sisters and quicker journey times. Capacity and journey times will continue to improve over the next year or so culminating in a capacity increase of over 20% by January 2013.
During the previous few seasons, the Club has worked closely with London Underground to ensure that where closures were planned, the disruptions were minimised and they have promised to continue to work with the Club to keep us updated on their ongoing track closure programme and provide us with bespoke travel advice and support.
As part of this close working relationship, London Underground have asked us to make fans aware, ahead of the coming season, of two weekend's matches which will be slightly affected by general maintenance and engineering works to the Victoria Line. The two matches affected are:
Chelsea - Saturday 20th October 2012
• There will be engineering works on the Victoria Line between Highbury and Islington and Brixton, but supporters will be able to travel from Central London to Seven Sisters Underground station by travelling on Piccadilly Line to Finsbury Park and then changing there for the Victoria Line.
Wigan Athletic - Saturday 3rd November 2012
• There will be engineering works on the Victoria Line between Seven Sisters Underground Station and Walthamstow Central meaning that supporters will still be able to travel to between Central London and Seven Sisters. Those travelling between Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters can use an enhanced rail replacement bus service.
For more information about the Victoria line upgrade and to plan your journey please visit www.tfl.gov.uk...