Travel information for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

Travel information for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral

On Monday 19 September 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey. This is a national bank holiday and as such, many public transport services across Greater Manchester will be operating on an amended timetable, with both bus and Metrolink services operating to a Sunday timetable.

A National Moment of Reflection for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, which will be marked by a one-minute silence. With this, many transport services will pause at 8pm on Sunday to observe the silence.

On Monday 19 September, the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey at 11am. At the end of the service, a two-minute silence will be held. As a result, Metrolink services will pause at 11.50am, and will resume following the completion of the two-minute silence. Passengers on board the trams will be notified when the silence begins.

For those travelling by rail, services will be operating to a standard weekday timetable on Monday 19 September. However, services to London between now and Monday, are expected to be exceptionally busy due to the unprecedented number of people likely to be travelling to the capital.

Passengers may not get a seat for a period, or all of the journey and you are urged to book in advance, allowing extra time for your trip. Passengers are also advised to check the latest customer information before travelling. Tickets will still be required, but peak restrictions will not apply as it is a bank holiday.

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