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Tour de France

As part of the Tour's three-day visit to Britain, London will welcome this major cycle event on Monday 7th July. The event will have huge numbers of people lining the Capital's streets to see some of the greatest names in cycling competing for the famous yellow jersey.

The third stage of the Tour will start in Cambridge city centre at around midday, before heading into Essex and Greater London before finally reaching Central London.

The cyclists will ride through Leamouth, Poplar, Wapping and Shadwell. Once past the Tower of London the route will take them along the Thames, towards Lower and Upper Thames Streets and Victoria Embankment, before riding past the Houses of Parliament, around St James's Park and finishing on The Mall.

It is anticipated that this event will have a massive impact on traffic flow through Central London and Canary Wharf with the following roads being closed from 10am to 6pm; Victoria Embankment, Lower and Upper Thames Street, Byward Street, Tower Hill and Limehouse Link Tunnel. The following bridges across the Thames will also be closed; Westminster Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Tower Bridge.

We expect that our AM commuter services will be able to complete our normal route in full on the morning of Monday 7th July. Unfortunately due to the road closures along much of our normal evening route, and the likely surrounding traffic congestion, it is necessary to divert all PM services as follows:

Click the blue map icon to view the location on a map

View on Google Maps Lambeth Palace Road (Stop SP)  – Per timetabled time for Horseferry Road
View on Google Maps St. Thomas Hospital (Stop C) – Per timetabled time for Victoria Street (DTI)
View on Google Maps Waterloo Station, York Road (Stop V) – Per timetabled time for Embankment
View on Google Maps Blackfriars Road (Stop SM)  – Per timetabled time for Puddle Dock/ Queen Victoria Street 
View on Google Maps Southwark, Southwark Bridge Road (Stop BV)  – Per timetabled time for Upper Thames Street/ Cannon Street 
View on Google Maps London Bridge, London Bridge Station (Stop R) – Per timetabled time for Eastcheap
View on Google Maps Tower Bridge Police Station (Stop S) – Per timetabled time for Tower Hill
View on Google Maps Canada Water (by the traffic lights to the right of the station) View photo – Per timetabled time for Canary Wharf 

 

Our PM commuter services will be unable to serve the following bus stops; Horseferry Road, Victoria Street, Parliament Street, Embankment, Temple, Temple Avenue, Puddle Dock (Queen Victoria Street), Upper Thames Street (Cannon Street), Eastcheap, Great Tower Street, Tower Hill and Canary Wharf.

Please click here to view a larger version of this map.

PM Route diversions 7th July 2014

Please note the Tour de France will impact PM services only on Monday 7th July. All AM service will complete the route as normal.

100% Satisfaction Survey Results

In an independent survey carried out by LSTF on our commuter customers in North Bristol, The Kings Ferry scored 100% when asked if they were satisfied with the service or not.

The passengers were surveyed on board their commuter coach, on their way to work. After months and weeks of using the new commuter service to North Bristol, the passengers gave glowing feedback on the level of the service provided.

We have now introduced reduced fares and improved timetables based on the results provided from this questionnaire together with one carried out by ourselves focusing on travelling behaviours and stop locations.

The service has made over 13,000 passenger journeys since its launch in November 2013 and the customer base continues to grow.

To learn more about the service or to register for a boarding pass please visit www.bristolcommute.com

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