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Friday, October 19, 2012
People are being advised to plan their journeys ahead of tomorrow’s march in central London protesting against government cuts.
The Future That Works demonstration, organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), will start at 11am at Victoria Embankment and will make its way to Hyde Park, where there will be a rally.
Transport for London (TfL) said it is working with the Metropolitan Police, event organisers and other agencies to ensure that people travelling to and from the events can do so quickly and safely, and to minimise disruption to Londoners caused by road diversions and closures.
The route of the march to Hyde Park includes Victoria Embankment, Bridge Street, Parliament Square, Parliament Street, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, Waterloo Place, Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, and Park Lane.
Bridge Street and Whitehall will be closed in both directions at 7am, as well as Parliament Square and approach roads.
Victoria Embankment will be closed in both directions from Southwark Bridge to Northumberland Avenue from approximately 10am.
The whole route of the march will be closed to all traffic from around 11am, apart from Park Lane, which will close prior to the march arriving.
All closures will be lifted as soon as possible following the event, but road users are advised to avoid this part of central London throughout the day and early evening.
A number of bus services will be subject to diversions and early curtailments if they are unable to travel their usual routes through the affected part of central London. Diversions and curtailments will start to be put in place from 6.30am tomorrow, and will be lifted from around 4.30pm.
Short term closures may be brought in on the Tube to prevent overcrowding. Those leaving the rally at Hyde Park are advised to follow the signs for the Underground.
Parking and drop off points have been identified by TUC. These include, but are not limited to, Wembley, New Covent Garden and the O2. Those travelling by coach have been advised to use public transport from their drop-off points to access Central London.
For more information visit TfL’s website.