Monday 16 May 2022

Platinum Jubilee Bus Wraps for Transport for London’s Celebrations

Eight london buses with special commemorative wraps are now in service across the capital as Transport for London's celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee get underway.

The platinum buses will be in operation on selected routes passing by some of the iconic central London locations associated with the Royal family including Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey, and Royal Parks such as Hyde Park and Green Park. Bus operators Arriva, RATP, Abellio, Go-Ahead, Metroline and Stagecoach have funded the special wraps rather than TfL.

The Tube has a longstanding history with the Royal Family, with the Queen became the first reigning monarch to use the Underground when she opened the Victoria line in March 1969.

Andy Lord, TfL's chief operating officer, said: "We are delighted to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen's incredible achievement of becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee."

Customers using the Jubilee line, Elizabeth line or stations that have a Royal link in their name will see and hear special celebratory messages during the four day Platinum Jubilee weekend which takes place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.

Station announcements and platform digital display boards will help Londoners and visitors get into the party spirit from Queen's Road Overground station in Walthamstow, to Queensbury Underground and Royal Victoria DLR - and beyond.

Throughout the Jubilee weekend, all of the TfL's public transport will be running with no planned closures, Night Tube services will be running on the Central, Jubilee & Victoria lines on Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June and a special service will be in operation on the Elizabeth line on Sunday 5 June.

Large-scale events during the weekend will involve road closures in central London, which are expected to cause travel disruption, delays and bus route changes. People should avoid driving in Central London and use routes that avoid the area if they are not attending the events.