|Putney Buses Will Be Affected By Lumiere|
As Capital’s new light festival gets underway commuters warned to plan journeys
London’s first Lumiere festival takes place from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 January, with spectacular illuminations, animations and installations by a host of international artists at 19 locations in the West End and King’s Cross over four nights. Lumiere London is a free event devised by acclaimed creative producers Artichoke and backed by the Mayor of London. Transport for London (TfL) is advising Londoners to plan their journeys in advance of the biggest-ever light festival to hit the Capital.
There will be a number of road closures and bus diversions in central London before, during and after the festival over the four nights. On event days the closures in the West End will be in place from 16:30 to 23:30 and will affect traffic in central London. From 16:00 on event days there will be bus service changes in the West End and bus journeys are expected to take longer.
All affected bus routes will be: 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 19, 22, 23, 25, 38, 55, 73, 88, 94, 197, 139, 159, 189, 390, 453, C2.
Drivers are advised to avoid the festival zone from 16.30 and to expect longer journeys if driving in central London after that time, particularly on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 January. Drivers should plan ahead and allow more time to complete their journeys, more information is available at – www. tfl.gov.uk/Lumiere
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: