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Running late? Plan your journey ahead of London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 April 2016

Marathon Runners make their way over Tower Bridge during the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: PA Images

Marathon Runners make their way over Tower Bridge during the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. Picture: PA Images

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Thousands of runners will be taking to the streets this Sunday in what is expected to be the biggest London Marathon to date.

Knights and Lady Guinovere are among the race's alumni. Picture: PA/Rebecca NadenKnights and Lady Guinovere are among the race's alumni. Picture: PA/Rebecca Naden

Spectators and motorists are advised to check their routes before they travel, with road closures in place and many stations expected to be busier than usual.

From 7am there will be a number of road closures in south east and central London, from Greenwich Park to St James’s Park. Central and City closures will include all approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel, Tower, Southwark and Westminster Bridges will also be closed.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid driving near the affected areas, or travel at a different time if possible, and allow more time for their journey. There will be a phased reopening of the roads from around midday, with all roads expected to be fully reopened by 7pm.

London’s transport commissioner, Mike Brown, said: “The London Marathon is a sporting institution in the Capital which attracts thousands of runners and spectators every year. We have TfL employees who are taking part in the race, raising money for causes close to their hearts and I wish them, and all the other participants, the very best of luck.

“Public transport is the easiest way to get around on the day and I encourage anyone travelling around south east and central London to plan their journey in advance.”

Go to tfl.gov.uk/marathon to plan your route.


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