Brits are getting an exciting four day weekend to celebrate Platinum Jubilee with events and special occasions from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.
As the nation celebrates the Queen’s historic 70 years on the throne, you might be making plans to go here, there and everywhere to really make the most of such a long weekend.
Here’s what you need to know about traveling on the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, including all the changes to London Underground and National Rail…
Platinum Jubilee underground and suburban trains in London
TFL has confirmed that all of its tube and rail services will operate as usual over the anniversary bank holiday weekend.
They point out that the busiest times will be on Saturday evening, after the BBC concert and other events have ended, and on Sunday during the day, so travelers can expect large crowds at stations, particularly at stations such as Bond Street, Green Park and King’s Cross St Pancras .
When train stations are overcrowded, short-term safety measures such as one-way streets or temporary station closures could come into effect.
However, strikes could still break out on Monday June 6 as people return to work after the bank holiday as members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union amid growing disputes with Transport for London (TfL). .
Bus travel over the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
Most TFL buses in London operate as normal throughout the bank holiday weekend.
Similarly, most other bus companies will operate, although some may offer limited services.
FirstGroup routes will offer a Sunday service on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.
Arriva advises customers to check their specific regions and routes as route changes may vary by location.
Cycling in London during the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
Due to the nature of the weekend, major events may result in bike lanes or public lanes being closed or rerouted, making cycling more difficult.
Some locations may also prohibit entry by bicycle on event days.
It is advisable to check the routes and site rules before setting off on your bike.
Driving in London
If possible, avoid driving in central London. If your destination is not in central London, use routes that avoid the area.
There will be road closures and you will likely arrive late.
National rail services during the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
The regularly updated list of planned works and disruptions on all National Rail routes and services can be found here for the following days:
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