Plan your travel ahead of the Queen’s visit to Sheffield

Plan your travel ahead for Queen's visit
Plan your travel ahead for Queen's visit
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People using public transport are being urged to plan ahead when the Queen visits Sheffield today.

The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, is due to attend a service in Sheffield Cathedral, where she will hand out coins - known as Royal Maundy - to South Yorkshire pensioners.

The Queen at Sheffield Cathedral

The Queen at Sheffield Cathedral

David Young, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Passenger Transport Executive deputy interim director general, said: “Her Majesty The Queen’s visit to Sheffield Cathedral is a fantastic occasion for our region.

“Together with our partners, we are working hard to make sure it is as easy as possible for those that want to welcome the Queen to get to their chosen viewing spot by public transport.

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“Those travelling to the event should allow plenty of time for their journey and plan their route ahead using online tools and information at travelsouthyorkshire.com

“Road closures and the number of spectators expected for The Queen’s visit may mean some public transport journeys and walks to public transport stops take longer than usual.”

Visitors are urged to use the 5,000 parking spaces at Meadowhall and use the bus, tram or train.

Enhanced tram service will be in place with extra journeys.

Due to road closures, services around the Cathedral will be subject to changes and some disruption from the start of service until 3pm.

Those that need to travel should check for changes to their regular journey or route in advance. City Centre stop changes will also be posted on all affected stops.

Travel South Yorkshire’s website travelsouthyorkshire.com, Twitter accounts @TSYalerts, at interactive kiosks at Travel South Yorkshire interchanges and by calling Traveline on 01709 515151.