It seems like many people will be traveling to or from the UK in the coming days. This is because millions of people are expected to be moving about the country in order to get ready for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This event is also going to attract people from all over the world. The people who wish to be part of the Jubilee will be heading to London, where it is expected to be the busiest.
A number of airports are expected to be packed as well. For example, Heathrow alone is expected to handle close to 3 million passengers in the next two weeks. This airport may even receive as many as 780,000 overseas travelers during this time as well. Most of these people will be arriving at the west London airport between Wednesday of next week and Tuesday.
On top of this, the London Underground should be running at a normal schedule. This is odd since it is a bank holiday, and typically, there is some kind of strike threat to worry about as workers demand more money to work on holiday. Furthermore, many of the main line train companies that run services to, and from London said that they would be offering additional trains and carriages at times to cope with the increased demand for the Jubilee.
Abta, which is a UK travel group, has already forecasted that as many as six million Brits will be taking a holiday abroad or in the UK over the period June 2 to the 5. Due to this, the Highways Agency has already suspended all roadwork on English motorways and A roads. However, there will still be some work in place for safety reasons.