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1996-07-02 DoT-001
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London travel to work arrangements Wednesday, 3 July


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Department of Transport

London travel to work arrangements Wednesday, 3 July
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date
2 July 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 211


Emergency measures which will be provided for commuters needing to
travel into London during the threatened underground strike on
Wednesday 3 July were announced today by Steven Norris, Minister for
Transport in London.

He said:

"If Wednesday's strike does go ahead - and I very much hope that,
even now, agreement will be reached - my advice remains not to drive
into central London unless it is absolutely necessary.

"During last Thursday's industrial action on the underground most
commuters were able to get to work without too much disruption to
their journey. Some underground trains were running and many
commuters were able to use the other public transport availabl

"This week, trains and buses will be in operation and the Docklands
Light Railway will be running. Additionally, we hope that London
Underground will be able to run a number of services, as they did
last Thursday.

"If you do have to drive in, you should tune in to local radio for
up-to-date information about conditions on the roads and the
availability of parking spaces.

"Our advice to employers wishing to make emergency arrangements for
getting their staff in to work - if it is not possible for them to
work at home - is to stagger working hours and to arrange car
sharing.

"If companies want to lay on coaches, coach parking is available free
of charge at Victoria Park in East London, and at #6 per day in
Battersea Park.

"Car parking is being made available in Docklands for connection to
the Docklands Light Railway."

PARKING DETAILS

Victoria Park - coach parking is available free of charge at Victoria
Park in Hackney, East London.

Battersea Park - coach parking is available at #6 per day in
Battersea Park.

Royal Victoria Dock - A free emergency car park, with about 1,000
spaces is being provided at Royal Victoria Dock, close by Custom
House Station on the Dockland Light Railway.

OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

The following traffic arrangements have once more been made in order
to help keep roads clear for traffic:

-Waiting restrictions will again be strictly enforced as will yellow
box junctions and bus lanes;

-London highway authorities and public utilities have been asked to
take steps to minimise disruption from roadworks;

-there will be a London-wide ban on the movement of abnormal loads
during the day;

-operators of heavy goods vehicles have been asked to avoid making
non-essential deliveries during the day;

-the London Boroughs Transport Scheme have agreed not to enforce the
night-time lorry ban during the controlled hours of the nights of 2
July and 3 July to enable businesses to make deliveries.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

1.Details of rail and underground services operating on strike days
can be obtained by ringing London Transport's Travelcheck Line on
0171-222 1200.


# = pounds sterling


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