RHA publishes details on expected London traffic restrictions

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This week, the Metropolitan Police have been issuing updates regarding the London traffic restrictions implemented in connection with Operation London Bridge and the various events related to the commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II.

RHA publishes details on expected London traffic restrictions
Photo: Metropolitan Police

The purple area in the picture above shows the area affected by traffic restrictions yesterday.

Commenting on the situation, the Metropolitan Police wrote on its website:

“Although we recognise these road closures may cause some inconvenience, they are necessary to ensure the safety of those members of public visiting London and to allow the planned ceremonial events to take place.

The Met is working closely with Westminster City Council and Transport for London to minimise any disruption to residents and businesses. Those wishing to travel into London and visit Royal Residences are encouraged to visit www.Royal.uk for the latest information.”

No update has been published by the Metropolitan Police so far today.

However, the Road Haulage Association has sent out a message to its members to inform them of the various disruptions it expects to see in the coming days.

The information from the RHA is as follows:


Today, Wednesday 14th September

Her Majesty will move from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall at approximately 2pm. We expect all vehicular traffic to be prohibited in environs of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square from approximately 11am until mid-afternoon.

From 5pm, Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square

Thursday 15th September

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day. Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Friday 16th September

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day.

Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Saturday 17th September

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day.

Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

Sunday 18th September

Her Majesty will lie-in-state in Westminster Hall and we expect vehicular road closures in the environs of Parliament Square for the entire day. Depending on the size of queue, further spontaneous vehicular closures may occur in Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge Road.

It is likely further vehicular road closures will begin in Victoria, Whitehall and the Mall in preparation for the State Funeral on Monday

Foreign Heads of State and dignitaries will arrive in London and we expect spontaneous restrictions of vehicular and some pedestrian traffic in and around the Park Lane, Mayfair and Kensington areas.

Monday 19th September

The State Funeral will take place in Westminster Abbey followed by a cortege to Windsor Castle travelling via Wellington Arch. We expect considerable vehicular road closures throughout central London coupled with more limited vehicular closures in West London.

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