London Pride: Tfl warning over travel disruption across weekend

Passengers are being advised to check their journeys before they travel this weekend in London due to disruption and possible station closures.

Transport for London (TfL) said several events were taking place over the weekend including the Pride parade on Saturday, meaning “services and stations in central London will be particularly busy and people may need to queue before being able to board a train”.

It said some stations may become exit-only on Saturday and some bus routes in central London would also be on diversion or stopping short of their usual destination due to road closures.

TfL added Oxford Circus Tube station may also close at short notice on Friday and Saturday due to industrial action – but it did not give further details of what action this is.

In a statement, TfL advised parade participants to arrive at Bond Street, Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch stations, and customers who wish to watch the parade or attend events at Trafalgar Square or in Soho are encouraged to arrive at Bond Street, Charing Cross, Embankment, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria or Westminster stations.

It added passengers requiring step-free access stations should use Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road and Green Park or use the TfL Go app to find available step-free stations.

Emma Strain, TfL’s customer director, said: “It’s going to be a busy one this weekend and it will be really exciting to see everyone come together for the parade.

“We encourage people travelling around London, whether for Pride celebrations or to other destinations, to check before they travel.”

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