Tube strike could close crucial Underground stop during London Pride

NHS workers take part in the Pride in London parade on 1 July 2023 in London
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Those attending Pride in London this weekend have been warned that a walkout by London Underground workers could lead to a crucial Tube station being closed during the event. Transport for London (TfL) has also said that people should expect to have to queue for trains.

In addition, Pride-goers may be barred from entering certain stations at busy times. Oxford Circus may have to shut its stop at short notice on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, due to industrial action, officials say.

The majority of TfL services will be running, but services and stations in Central London will be 'particularly busy', as people may need to queue before being able to board services.

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A London bus in pride colours
Bus services are also set to be disrupted -Credit:TfL

Passengers have been advised to plan ahead, check before travelling and allow more time for journeys. Some bus routes in Central London will also be on diversion or stopping short of their usual destination due to road closures, bosses have advised.

TfL's advise to Pride visitors

A spokesperson for TfL said: "Parade participants should arrive at Bond Street, Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch stations. Customers who wish to watch the parade or attend events at Trafalgar Square or in Soho are encouraged to arrive at Bond Street, Charing Cross, Embankment, Tottenham Court Road, Victoria or Westminster stations. Some stations may be exit-only, and this will be implemented as needed."

Emma Strain, TfL’s customer director, said: “It’s going to be a busy one this weekend and it will be really exciting to see everyone come together for the parade. We encourage people travelling around London, whether for Pride celebrations or to other destinations, to check before they travel. Pride is an important celebration for us and this year, for TfL, we’re honouring the staff and community groups who put hard work and time into improving experiences for the LGBTQ+ community.”

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