People are expected to travel in their millions over the coming few days as the UK celebrates the Queen’s Jubilee. Abta, the travel organisation, has predicted that six million Brits will be holidaying at home or overseas from 2-5 June.
Nearly three million passengers are expected to use Heathrow Airport over the coming fortnight with 780,000 travellers arriving from abroad between now and bank holiday Tuesday. In anticipation of an increase in road users the Highways Agency said that it will be suspending road works on major roads and motorways. However, some will need to remain in place because of safety.
London Underground said that it would be running a normal service over the weekend although the Waterloo and City Line will not be operational. There will also be some suspensions on Overground services.
Train companies across the UK are expected to put on additional services in and out of London to carry people to and from the Jubilee celebrations. National Express said that around 30,000 people would be travelling to the capital on its coaches over the weekend.
However, visitors to the centre of town are being warned to leave their cars at home as the roads are expected to be extremely congested. Peter Hendy, London’s Transport Commissioner, advised people to make use of public transport to get around the capital over the weekend and to plan their travel carefully before setting out.