THE day of the Queen’s funeral has been declared a national bank holiday and will see the closure of schools and many businesses.
Much of the country will be coming to a standstill, with roads and public transport affected.
What are the Queen’s funeral road closures?
Many roads in Central London are expected to close, as masses of mourners flock to the area for the Queen’s funeral.
The hearse carrying Her Majesty from Westminster to Windsor after her funeral is expected to a longer route to allow more mourners to pay their respects.
The roads around Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament will be shut until the start of Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the earliest.
These roads include: Whitehall, Birdcage Walk, The Mall, Constitution Hill, Northumberland Avenue, Horse Guards Avenue, Horse Guards Road, Victoria Street, Buckingham Gate, Marlborough Road and Victoria Embankment.
After the funeral at Westminster Abbey, the Queen’s coffin will then travel from from Wellington Arch to Windsor where further road closures will be in place, as tens of thousands of people line the streets.
The State Hearse will head west along Apsley Way, before passing through, South Carriage Drive, Queens Gate and down Cromwell Road.
It will then head down Talgarth Road via the Hammersmith Flyover, Great West Road (A4) and Great South West Road (A30).
It will continue on the A30 and will then take the A308 to make the final part of the journey to Shaw Farm Gate outside Windsor Castle.
Westminster Bridge will also be closed, with many of these closures impacting public transport.
Westminster City Council have said that resident permit holders of affected zones A, D and G, will be allowed to park in resident bays in other zones in Westminster.
Will train stations be closed on the day of the Queen’s funeral?
TfL commissioner, Andy Byford, stated that this has presented the London’s transport system with its biggest ever challenge.
The London Underground will be running as normal on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral.
However, it is possible that over-crowding and extra long queues will see short-term closures and train’s not stopping at every tube stop.
To account for the expected crowds of people wanting to mourn the Queen, the Night Tube and Night Overground will also be running on Friday, September 16, and Saturday, September 17.
On the evening of September 19, the Elizabeth Line will run for an extra hour to help those returning from the centre of London.
Green Park will be an exit only station on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
Will buses be operating on the day of The Queen’s funeral?
Most bus services in London are expected to operate on a full schedule, however some are expected to be disrupted due to the road closures.
TFL has explained that some bus routes in Central London will not run as normal, particularly in the Westminster area.
Some routes will be diverted or will stop short of their destination.
Others may be running a reduced service.