Following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, ceremonial events are taking place over the next seven days in order to allow members of the public to pay their respects during this period of national mourning. This includes the Lying-in-State at the Palace of Westminster from Wednesday 14 September.
These events are expected to bring thousands of people from all over the UK and beyond to London, which will lead to busy services and short-term changes to how stations operate, including queuing or changes to the way you may need to enter or exit a station. There are also road closures in place throughout central London which will impact on some cycling routes and bus services.
We are doing everything we can to keep our city moving and ensure people can travel safely. Please allow extra time for your journey and avoid driving where possible.
What you can expect from our services
- Tube services will be running as normal, however some stations will be busier than usual, and some short-term safety measures such as queuing, closures, non-stopping or changes to the way customers enter or exit a station may be necessary
- Customers are encouraged to avoid Green Park Tube station if possible, due to high numbers of customers passing through, and to keep capacity for customers who need step-free access. Other Tube stations, such as Victoria, Piccadilly Circus and St James's Park, are within a short walking distance of Buckingham Palace
- Other stations expected to be busier include: Westminster, Charing Cross, Embankment, Victoria, Waterloo, St James's Park, Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch
- The Elizabeth line will run a special service with 12 trains per hour on the central section (Paddington-Abbey Wood) on Sunday 18 September to provide further transport options for customers
- Due to road closures, some buses will stop short of their destination or will be on diversion until after the events. They may also run to a reduced frequency
- All rail and bus strikes that were planned to take place this week have now been called off
- Some cycle routes will be impacted by road closures, such as C3
- Santander Cycles will operate as normal, but some docking stations may be closed
- London River services will operate as normal
Walking, Tube and rail will be the best way to get around during this time, but please make sure you:
- Plan ahead – using Journey Planner or by downloading TfL Go
- Check before you travel – by visiting our Status Updates page
- Allow more time for your journeys
For more information, visit our website.
Commissioner of Transport for London