Royal wedding: Travel plans advice

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A limited edition Oyster card has been produced to mark the occasion

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People intending to travel into central London on the day of the royal wedding are being advised of a raft of travel measures that will be in place.

Transport for London said staff would work "flat-out" to ensure well-wishers' plans were not affected by road closures and diversions on 29 April.

Roads along the route of the wedding procession will be shut but the congestion charge will not operate.

All Tube lines will run but stations may shut to avoid overcrowding.

Coaches bringing people from across the UK will park at the O2, Wembley and Nine Elms and there are plans to drop people off nearer central London.

To commemorate the event 750,000 limited edition Oyster cards, featuring a portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton, will be on sale in the week leading up to the big day.

'Sense of excitement'

London's Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy said: "There is a real sense of excitement surrounding the royal wedding and a great many people will be coming to central London to be a part of the celebrations."

He said they were working to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily and that people not involved with the celebrations could continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.

Some Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations will be suspended from 2000 BST on 28 April and reopen at 2000 BST on 29 April if road closures have been lifted.

Some bus services will be diverted from 0530 BST on the day of the wedding with other services terminating before their usual destination.

TfL said there would be diversions and changes to some services between 0300 BST and 0700 BST on 27 April.

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