British Railways is ready for the funeral of Elizabeth II
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will be held on September 19 in London. It is expected that about 2 million people will take part in the mourning ceremonies. British Railways is preparing for an influx of passengers, reports Railway Supply magazine, citing Nakolei.
This Monday could be the busiest day in the history of London’s transport, and perhaps the entire transport infrastructure of the capital. The railroad is ready for it – thousands of employees and hundreds of additional services are ready to make the day go smoothly for a huge number of loyal subjects who want to say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II.
London’s main stations, including London King’s Cross, London Victoria, London Waterloo, London Liverpool Street, Charing Cross and London Euston, will remain open 24/7. The Elizabeth Line, which is not yet fully operational, was opened over the weekend to help deal with the unprecedented passenger flow. The normally closed center section operated twelve trains an hour between Paddington and Abbey Wood, each carrying up to 1,500 passengers.
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London railroads expect the largest intercity traffic to take place immediately after the funeral, in the late afternoon and evening. Therefore, people who will be traveling shorter distances have been asked not to rush back. As a result, the load on the subway and train stations will decrease. The disruption is expected to last until Tuesday.
British police said officers from across England, Scotland and Wales flocked to London and Windsor to support the security operation during the funeral ceremonies.
“We are working with our partners to keep our city moving smoothly and to ensure that anyone who needs to move or who plans to attend commemorative events can do so safely,” said Andy Byford, London Transport Commissioner.
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