Search

Tour de France: Major disruption on way to Newham as race comes to borough on July 7

15:10 30 June 2014

Team Sky

Team Sky's Chris Froome, of Great Britain, in the centre of the peloton as it makes its way along the Champs Elysees during the final stage of the Tour de France in Paris last year.

PA Archive/Press Association Images

The arrival of the Tour de France is expected to cause major disruption to many aspects of normal life throughout Newham on Monday.

In addition to road closures and diversions through Stratford, Plaistow and Silvertown, all the borough’s schools will be closed on July 7, giving youngsters an extra day’s holiday.

Motorists are urged to try and avoid roads around the route, as diversions and delays are likely. They should also avoid parking on the route as vehicles will be towed away. Traffic will not be allowed to drive along or cross the route.

Bus routes in Newham will be severely affected. From 9.40am on Monday some bus services will not run, will be diverted or will terminate early. Train stations will be busier with extra visitors expected at Canning Town, Plaistow and Stratford stations.

If your refuse is due to be collected on Monday it will be collected on Saturday 5 July.

Patients are also urged to try and reschedule dentist or doctor appointments wherever possible as many surgeries could be closed and there will be no scheduled operations at Newham University Hospital. Accident and emergency services will still operate from the hospital. There will be no access to the hospital from Prince Regents Lane.

James Ross, Newham Hospital Director, said: “This is a hugely exciting event for London, but it will inevitably mean some delays in getting to and from our hospitals on that day.

“All hospital appointments will be going ahead as planned, but we’re asking patients and anyone else visiting the affected sites to allow plenty of time for their journey so that they get to us in good time.

“We’d urge everyone to plan ahead and do whatever is necessary to ensure they do not miss their appointment”.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:47
Lucy Watson and James Dunmore attending the launch of Boulers: rooftop Pétanque by Orangina, at Roof East in Stratford. Picture:Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Famous faces improbably took to a Stratford rooftop for a round of French-style Boules this week.

London
Yesterday, 15:52
Nancy Kelly (Left) Keith Holmes (Right)

Reporter Jacob Ranson took to the streets this week to ask the community what they love about Newham. Here’s what they said...

Jacob Ranson
Yesterday, 12:33
Xu Weiping

The world of international business is dominated by bland suits, dull colours and plain shirts.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 12:00
The Stratford Centre welcomed Lidl's plan to move to the site in November

Supermarket Lidl is one of three “leading high street brands” set to land at the Stratford Centre.

Stratford Centre

Most read news

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Read more
Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder