Public transport to Wembley Stadium

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1162
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What arrangements have been made to ensure that public transport is available to ensure that attendees at the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium can travel home safely?

Answer

Answer for Public transport to Wembley Stadium

Answer for Public transport to Wembley Stadium

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London has been working closely with both Wembley Stadium and the concert organisers to ensure that people attending the concert can travel there and back safely by public transport. Indeed, London Underground has agreed to move previously agreed engineering works on the Jubilee line from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 30 June, to ensure a full Tube service will run to Wembley Park on the Sunday. Of course, that station has been completely redeveloped to cope with the increased capacity of the new stadium.

LU has stressed that the concert must not over-run if public transport is to be available to get people home safely.

TfL has an excellent track record of delivering Londoners and visitors safely to and from major events, such as the Notting Hill Carnival, Lord Mayor's Show and regular major concerts at Hyde Park.