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Will trains be running on Monday 19 September?
Trains into and out of London are expected to be busier than usual, as people travel into the city to watch the funeral procession.
According to Network Rail, London stations, including King’s Cross, Liverpool Street and Victoria, will remain open overnight to allow for people to wait for trains home.
In addition to a full weekday timetable, approximately 250 extra services, including overnight trains, will be running. These will mostly serve destinations within the M25.
Stationary trains are to be used as waiting areas in the early hours of the morning for people waiting to catch a train home, with priority given to elderly and vulnerable mourners.
Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy warned that trains will be “extremely busy”.
He said: “This is the biggest public transport operation since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we’re working closely with all train operators to run extra trains through the day and into the night.
Although the Elizabeth Line was supposed to be running one service per hour throughout the night between Paddington and Reading, the TFL website says that there is no service on this route, as well as between Paddington and Heathrow Airport, due to a fault in power lines.
What tube stations will be closed for the funeral?
St James’s Park, Hyde Park Corner and Lancaster Gate tube stations will be closed throughout the whole of Monday, while Westminster will be interchange only – meaning passengers will be unable to get on or off at the station.
Green Park station will be open for exit and interchange only from 10am, reopening fully from 8pm, and Marble Arch will be exit only from 9am and completely closed from 1pm.
Transport for London confirmed that tube services will run for an extra hour in the evening, to allow people to leave central London. According to the TFL website, stations that are expected to be busier include Westminster, Green Park, Charing Cross, Victoria, Embankment, Marble Arch and Waterloo.
Passengers are advised to continue checking the TFL website for any changes to their journey.
Are buses still running?
The following bus routes will be on diversion due to the road closures today:
3, 11, 12, 24, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211, 453, 507, C10, N3, N11, N44, N87, N109, N136 and N155.
Other buses could terminate early if they are unable to access their regular route in central London.
Andy Lord, Transport for London’s chief operating officer, said: “We know London is going to be very busy tomorrow and advise everyone to check before you travel.
“If you can avoid driving in London tomorrow we strongly recommend you do so, as there are a significant number of road closures in place and journeys will take significantly longer than usual, especially in west London.”
Can I watch the Queen’s funeral procession?
Members of the public are expected to watch the procession live as the Queen’s coffin journeys from Westminster Hall to the Abbey, before it makes its way up the Mall and to Buckingham Palace.
There are also numerous screens across London and the rest of the UK, to allow the general public to gather and watch the funeral service and procession remotely.
The BBC, Sky News and other major news channels are also televising the funeral service.
Are members of the public able to attend the late Queen’s funeral?
No, the service is a private event. Members of the public are only permitted to watch the procession.
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