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What are the travel disruptions on Jubilee Weekend?

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What should you expect over the long weekend? (Picture: Getty)

Britons are having an exciting four-day weekend to celebrate Platinum Jubilee, with events and special occasions running from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

While the nation celebrates the Queen’s historic 70 years on the throne, you might be planning to go here, there, and everywhere you go 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 any changes to the London Tube and National Rail…

Platinum Jubilee London Underground and Underground Services

TfL has confirmed that all their tube and train services will operate as usual during the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

They recommend that Saturday nights and Sundays after the end of BBC concerts and other programs will be the busiest times, so that passengers can expect large crowds at stations, particularly Bond Street, Green Park and King’s Cross St. On the likes of Pancras. ,

Underground map of London showing Green Park, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road stops

Green Park is the tube closest to Buckingham Palace (Picture: Getty)

If stations become overcrowded, short-term security measures, such as one-way systems or temporarily closed stations, may be in effect.

The Tube strike at Euston and Green Park was rumored to take place over the weekend, but has now been called off.

However, strike action may also take place on Monday 6 June after members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union return to work after a bank holiday amid escalating disputes with Transport for London (TfL).

Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Bus Tour

Most TfL buses in London will operate normally during the bank holiday weekend.

Similarly, most other bus companies will run, although some are operating fewer services.

first group route Will operate a Sunday service on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd June.

Arriva Advises customers to check their specific areas and routes, as any change in routes may vary by location.

Passengers waiting to board the electric bus at the bus stop

Some bus routes will be running a Sunday service – it is recommended that you check with your local providers directly (Picture: Getty)

Cycling in London on the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

Due to the nature of the weekend, large-scale events can mean that cycle paths or public paths are closed or diverted, making cycling difficult.

In some places, entry with bikes may also be banned on the days of events.

It’s worth checking the routes and location rules before getting off your bike.

Street parties and other planned events could close many streets (Picture: Getty)

driving in london

If possible, avoid driving in central London. If your destination is not in central London, use routes that avoid that area.

Roads will be closed, and you are likely to be delayed.

National Rail Services on Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday

Updated regularly, a list of planned operations and disruptions on all national rail routes and services for the following days can be found here:

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