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Engineering works cause more travel woes

Filed: Monday, 23rd June 2014
By: Staff Writer

The Metropolitan Police face a logisitical nightmare after it was revealed that the District Line will be closed for the opening day of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

Once again Transport for London, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to close both the District and Hammersmith & City lines - presumably for maintenance - on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign.

It's also a day on which West Ham United are due to face bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur - meaning that instead of monitoring Upton Park tube, the Met will now have to spread their resources to cover the many different routes supporters of both teams will be forced to take in order to reach the Boleyn Ground.

TfL - who have regularly overlooked the needs of football supporters when choosing which times to close certain routes for maintenance in recent years - have also announced that the District Line will be mostly unavailable on 20th September, when West Ham host Liverpool.

There will also be problems the following month on 4th and 25th October (Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City) when further interruptions to the District Line's regular service are planned.

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