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24 July, 2017
Prundential Ride London | 28-30th July 2017: Major Road Closures
The Prudential Ride London returns on the weekend of 28-30th July and will see several races across both the Capital and Surrey, resulting in road and bridge closures throughout the weekend.
The majority of closures will take place on Saturday 29th July as the main cycle event takes place across central London. A full list of road closures and bus diversion routes can be found here.
The eight-mile circuit passes iconic London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England and again goes south of the river with a loop over Waterloo Bridge, causing major road closures and restricted access throughout London.
You are advised to plan before you travel, severe delays are to be expected across central London including the South Bank and Waterloo area.
For full travel information for the weekend please visit: https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/info-hub/road-closures/
Bridge closures can be viewed here: https://d1ffaecguugkl4.cloudfront.net/ridelondon/live/uploads/cms_page_media/19/2017-Prudential-RideLondon-Bridge-Closures.pdf
14 July, 2017
York Road and Addington Street Closures | From 23 July
As part of the ongoing work from the Westminster Bridge South Scheme, there will be resurfacing works in the South Bank / Waterloo area from 23 July.
TfL are planning to carry out resurfacing works on York Road and Addington Street which will require a series of temporary road closures from 23 July.
The works are planned in phases to keep disruption to a minimum. Unfortunately, the nature of the works means that some noise will be unavoidable. TfL are planning to complete the noisiest works by midnight at the latest.
Temporary traffic diversions will be in place and clearly signed, however please plan ahead or use alternative routes where possible.
Affected bus routes include:
12,53,76,77,148,159,211,341,381,453,507,N109,N155N381 and C10 will be temporarily diverted.
Full road closures are attached, but for further information on the TfL scheme click here.
Resurfacing July 2017 details - ( 80 kB )
13 July, 2017
Southbank Place Highways Proposal – Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street Statutory Consultation
Proposal to provide new parking places in Belvedere Road for coaches, car club and disabled person’s vehicles and London Cycle Hire pedal cycles, to revise the layout of the existing parking places for coaches and remove the existing “no stopping on taxi rank” restriction in Belvedere Road, to revise the layout of the pay and display and disabled person’s parking places and remove a solo motor cycle parking place in Chicheley Street (the latter would be relocated to a new position in Concert Hall Approach) and to impose new “no stopping on taxi rank” restrictions on new taxi ranks to be provided in Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street. This notice is also about proposals to introduce additional double yellow line waiting restrictions in parts of Belvedere Road and Chicheley Street where parking places and taxi ranks are not provided and to construct the type of flat-top road hump known as a “speed table” or “raised treatment” in Belvedere Road. Objections or other comments may be made to Lambeth by the 28th July 2017.
See attached documents – LB Lambeth Plan and Press Notice for full details.
You can find further information by visiting: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/pts-belvedere-road.pdf
LB Lambeth Southbank Place01 - ( 673 kB )
Lambeth BelvedereRd ChicheleySt Shell Centre - Press Notice - ( 62 kB )
30 June, 2017
TfL Proposal | Removal of Waterloo Roundabout
Proposals have been developed by Transport for London (TfL) and Lambeth Council to create a new greener public space and an upgraded bus station by the removal of Waterloo roundabout and a wider pavement on Waterloo Road to improve the area and encourage more people to walk and cycle and use public transport. We are proposing:
- A new public space at Waterloo, created by removing the roundabout, to reduce the dominance of traffic and allow people to better enjoy the area
- A sense of place created by a tree-filled public square
- A new focal point for Waterloo, helping build on it as a cultural destination and support regeneration and growth
- Segregated cycle lanes, widened footways on Waterloo Road and more direct accessible crossings for a healthier and safer environment for people to walk and cycle more
- To keep buses and traffic moving through the area by moving bus stops on Waterloo Road and banning the right turns from Waterloo Road into Stamford Street and from Concert Hall Approach (except for buses)
The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle and use public transport by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.
We expect the proposals would result in changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists once complete. You can see our plans and have your say on the website at tfl.gov.uk/waterloo-roundabout or at one of these events:
- Monday 10 July from 12pm to 7.30pm Level 3 Blue Side, Festival Hall (with the exhibition staying until end of Wednesday 13 July)
- Wednesday 26 July from 12noon to 7.30pm St John’s Church, Waterloo Road, opposite the IMAX (with the exhibition in the Church for that week)
- Thursday 10 August from 12pm to 5.30pm Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road, near Lower Marsh market
- Sunday 13 August 10am to 3pm Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, opposite Southwark tube (with the exhibition in the reception area for the following week)
Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2019 for a period of up to 18 months. We are aware that there is a lot of construction in the Waterloo area and these changes are likely to cause further disruption. TfL and Lambeth Council would work with the local community, SBEG, WeAreWaterloo and surrounding developers to coordinate works and deliveries to minimise this impact as far as possible.
Please submit your views by Sunday 20 August 2017.
28 June, 2017
International Brigade Memorial Trust Event | Saturday 1 July
On Saturday 1 July, the International Brigade Memorial Trust will be holding their annual commemoration event on Jubilee Gardens between 1-2pm.
The event commemorates those who volunteered to defend democracy in Spain from 1936-1939.
The event will include music, speeches, and wreath laying, followed by a one minute silence.
Jubilee Gardens will remain open to the public as usual for the duration of the event.
See leaflet below for further details on the event.
13 June, 2017
Important information | Station Closures Summer 2017
There will be a number of reduced train services across Summer 2017.
The following stations and routes are affected as a result of the Thames Link project works:
No South Eastern trains to or from Waterloo East, Charing Cross or London Bridge between 26th August and 3rd September.
No South Eastern trains to or from Cannon Street on the 26th and 27th August
Reduced Southern service from London Bridge on 26th and 27th August
Further information can be found here.
The following station and routes are affected as a result of the Waterloo International Terminal works:
From Saturday 5 August to Bank Holiday Monday 28 August (23 days), platforms 1–9 close so that platforms 1–4 can be extended to accommodate the longer trains, and platforms 5–8 can be modified.
During this period, platforms 1–9 and Waterloo South Sidings will be closed and platforms 20–24 will be temporarily used by passenger services.
Further information can be found here.
8 June, 2017
Invitation to ITV’s Public Exhibition | 9-10th June 2017
ITV invite members of the public to a public exhibition to view the proposals to redevelop ITV’s head office on the South Bank.
The plans will be available to view at a public exhibition on Friday 9th June and Saturday 10th June at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre.
Opening times and further details of the development proposals can be found in the leaflet attached.
ITV Public Exhibition - ( 157 kB )
7 June, 2017
Station Approach Road Closures | June 2017
As part of the ongoing Waterloo Capacity Improvement Programme, there will be periodic planned closures of Station Approach Road in June.
The closure dates and timings are as follows:
Starting at 22:00 on Friday 2nd June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 5th June
Starting at 22:00 on Friday 9th June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 12th June
Starting at 22:00 on Friday16th June and concluding at 06:00 on Monday 19th June.
These works necessitate the closure of both carriageways to permit a safe working environment on Station Approach Road.
Access to the station will be maintained for taxis, deliveries and emergency vehicles via Spur Road with a suggested diversionary route via Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road.
Please note that this route may not be suitable for buses or articulated vehicles.
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