“It’s hard to say exactly how many people will be traveling, but we’re expecting a potential million people,” Andy Byford, head of Transport for London, told the British News Agency (PA).
Very busy times
Britain’s Network Rail Chairman Peter Hendy warns that there are very crowded trains. “This is the largest public transport commitment since the 2012 London and Paralympic Games. We are working closely with all the train operators.”
About 250 more trains will be deployed tomorrow, including some night trains. All planned work across England that would require motorways to be closed to reduce the risk of traffic congestion has been suspended.
US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill have already arrived in the UK. The government’s presidential plane landed at London’s Stansted Airport last night, reporters who traveled with it reported.
The Bidens will travel to Westminster Hall today to bid farewell to Elizabeth’s coffin and then attend a reception at Buckingham Palace. According to the White House, Biden will return to the United States tomorrow and address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.
Biden will also meet new British Prime Minister Liz Truss in New York on Wednesday. This meeting had previously been scheduled for Sunday at Truss’ official residence in Downing Street in London, but was postponed for unknown reasons.
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