London buses turn purple to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Eight buses with special commemorative wraps have gone into service across the capital as part of Transport for London’s celebrations to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

The platinum buses will be in operation on selected routes passing by some of the iconic central London locations associated with the Royal family including Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey, and Royal Parks such as Hyde Park and Green Park.

Bus operators Arriva, RATP, Abellio, Go-Ahead, Metroline and Stagecoach have funded the special wraps. 

Andy Lord, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer, said, “We are delighted to commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible achievement of becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. I hope that Londoners and visitors alike will enjoy looking out for our celebratory bus wraps and station activities while making the most of what the capital has to offer during the bank holiday weekend.

Customers using the Jubilee line, Elizabeth line or stations that have a Royal link in their name will see and hear special celebratory messages during the four day Platinum Jubilee weekend which takes place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. Station announcements and platform digital display boards will help Londoners and visitors get into the party spirit from Queen’s Road Overground station in Walthamstow, to Queensbury Underground and Royal Victoria DLR – and beyond. 

Throughout the Jubilee weekend, all of the TfL’s public transport will be running with no planned closures, Night Tube services will be running on the Central, Jubilee & Victoria lines on Friday 3 June & Saturday 4 June and a special service will be in operation on the Elizabeth line on Sunday 5 June. 

Seb Dance, Deputy Mayor for Transport, added, “London is looking forward to hosting the historic celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee in June, and it will be exciting to see the celebratory TfL buses on our streets.

“The large scale events will mean road closures in central London, so I’d advise people to plan ahead before they travel. I encourage Londoners and those visiting to mark the celebrations to make the most of the public transport options, as there are no planned closures and there will be additional service on Sunday 5 June on the brand new Elizabeth line.”

(Picture – TfL)


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