TUC March – where to avoid

On Saturday 26 March 2011 a large number of people are expected in central London to take part in a march and rally organised by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

The route that the march will take 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.

At 06.00 Bridge Street will be closed in both directions, Westminster Bridge will be closed Westbound, Whitehall will be closed Northbound.

At approximately 08.00 Victoria Embankment will be closed in both directions from Southwark Bridge.

At approximately 10.00 the whole route will be closed to all traffic.

Further contingency road closures are part of the traffic plan and may be implemented to assist with traffic congestion and/or public order issues.

Closures will be lifted as soon as possible following the event, but road users are strongly advised to avoid this part of central London throughout the day and evening.

Where possible road works will be removed from the affected areas before the start of the march.

Buses 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 06.00 on the day and it is anticipated that they will be lifted around 19.00/20.00

The routes affected include: 2, 3, 6, 9, 9H, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 15H, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 36, 38, 52, 53, 73, 74, 82, 87, 88, 91, 94, 137, 139, 148, 159, 176, 211, 388, 414, 436, 453, C2. N2, N3, N11, N44, N52, N87, N109, N136, N155, N381

Extra staff will be on-hand to provide public information and to assist with the diversions.

Tube and London Overground

The main Tube stations near to the route of the march will be open on the day, including Embankment, Charing Cross, Waterloo, Westminster, Hyde Park Corner and Green Park. As normal, station closures will be used if necessary to manage any crowd issues within or outside stations.  There are a number of planned engineering works taking place on the day, which affect several lines in central London, including:

There is no way you will see the Taylors within the North and South Circulars on this day. Like every violent march in the past, we are assured that this march will be peaceful


2 Responses to “TUC March – where to avoid”

  1. Don Pepper Says:

    Andrew, you say you don’t want to be political and then add comments like this. can you please state that this is a personal comment and not one shared by all members of the team. thanks.

    • Ampers Says:

      Quite simple, Don. The paper is non-political and most people know I dislike all the three parties without fear or favour and without prejudice! However, as there are a lot of elderly people in Finchley who, although they may sympathise with the TUC cause, would not like to get caught up with a demonstration which could, as we konw from previous demonstrations, get hijacked by the far right and far left.

      I consider it my duty to warn people of the areas to avoid but bear in mind that the posting also gives areas to go to for people who want to join the march.

      I will, of course, add that this article is not necessarily shared by all members of the team but as it is meant to be an aid to the elderly, I am sure many people will accept the overall reason for the posting – if not the politics.

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