From Thursday morning London transport services are being scaled down and Londoners are being warned, “don’t’ travel unless you really have to.”
From Friday the Waterloo and City line will shut and the Night Tube service will stop on Fridays and Saturdays.
From today several other stations were closed, due to “operational restrictions,” up to 40 Tube stations across the London Underground that do not interchange with other lines are closed “until further notice.”
Tougher measures are on the way and all shops could close over the weekend, although supermarkets and pharmacies are expected to stay open under the drastic measures.
Transport for London (TfL) are to reduce the frequency of services across its network from Monday “to provide a service for critical workers to get where they need to.”
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said, “People should not be travelling, by any means, unless they really, really have to. Londoners should be avoiding social interaction unless absolutely necessary, and that means they should be avoiding using the transport network unless absolutely necessary.
“London will get through these extraordinarily challenging times, and ensuring the capital’s critical workers can move around the city will be crucial.
“I’m urging Londoners to only use public transport for essential journeys. Everyone should follow this and the other advice to help keep themselves and each other safe.”