public urged to plan forward – The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council

Momentary street closures have come into power throughout Edinburgh’s metropolis centre, as town prepares to host main ceremonial occasions to mark the passing of Her Majesty The Queen over the approaching days.

Additional closures are deliberate and vital disruption is anticipated as full particulars are confirmed by the Royal Family sooner or later.

The Metropolis of Edinburgh Council is working with Scottish Authorities and Police Scotland to securely accommodate the hundreds of individuals anticipated to line town’s streets as individuals pay their respects.

Most of the people are being suggested to plan forward and keep away from any non-essential journey by town centre (notably the Previous City) throughout this era. Folks ought to usually examine the Metropolis of Edinburgh Council web site, which is being up to date with particulars of which roads will likely be closed and different public transport data.

Folks can even observe the related transport businesses, Scottish Authorities and Royal Family for up-to-date recommendation.

Mourners wishing to participate in occasions are being suggested to plan forward and take account of the climate circumstances, restricted amenities and the probability of spending lengthy durations on the roadside. 

Council Chief Cammy Day stated:

On behalf of the entire metropolis of Edinburgh, I supply our heartfelt condolences to all of the members of the royal household right now of unhappiness and sorrow.

Our metropolis is extremely skilled in dealing with main occasions, and we’re working intently with Scottish Authorities, Police Scotland and transport suppliers to securely accommodate the big crowds of tourists who will want to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Household over the following few days.

Given the dimensions and significance of those ceremonial occasions, we’ve got to be ready for vital disruption throughout town, however notably within the metropolis centre. We’re intently with our companions to handle this as finest we will and to maintain residents, companies and guests up to date on all plans.  

We’re additionally urging everybody to contemplate their journey wants and keep away from any journeys by town centre the place doable. In the event that they do must journey, we’re asking them to plan forward, enable additional time for his or her journeys and observe the very newest journey recommendation.”

For essentially the most up-to-date data, go to www.edinburgh.gov.uk, www.gov.scot and www.royal.uk.

The @edintravel visitors data workforce will likely be rigorously monitoring town’s roads, sharing the newest data on disruption and diversions on Twitter.

Customers also needs to observe Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams to maintain individuals knowledgeable about their providers.

 

Printed: September ninth 2022

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