Residents of Waltham Forest are being advised to plan their journeys in advance today due to all day road closures for the Tour de France

Thousands expected to line the streets of Waltham Forest

Thousands expected to line the streets of Waltham Forest

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Twenty-five bus services are set to be affected by the Tour de France road closures this afternoon as Waltham Forest prepares to welcome one of the world’s biggest sporting events.

This morning the Waterworks roundabout including the slip roads on and off the A406 closed at 9am to allow for the route to be prepared.

In the next twenty minutes Woodford New Road, Lea Bridge Road, Orient Way and Ruckholt Road (to the borough boundary) will close to vehicles.

A number of adjoining roads will also be close for access.

Due to the road closures the following bus services will be affected: 20, 48, 55, 56, 58, 69, 97, 123, 158, 179, 212, 230, 257, 275, 308, 357, 375, 397, 444, W12, W13, W14, W15, W16, and W19. Changes to local bus services will be advertised at local bus stops and on the TfL website.

No closures are expected on the Victoria or Central lines, however delays could occur due to an increased number of visitors to the borough.

The most famous cyclists in the world will come through the borough at around 2.30pm but roads will remain closed until 6pm due to other vehicles associated with the tour passing through.

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10:31am Mon 7 Jul 14

St George1 says...

Why on earth hold it on on a monday, they had the entire weekend to do it, why on a weekday??
Why on earth hold it on on a monday, they had the entire weekend to do it, why on a weekday?? St George1
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10:35am Mon 7 Jul 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Because 2 million plus people in Yorkshire were being entertained by said group over the weekend.
Because 2 million plus people in Yorkshire were being entertained by said group over the weekend. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: 6

12:37pm Mon 7 Jul 14

St George1 says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Because 2 million plus people in Yorkshire were being entertained by said group over the weekend.
They should have been entertained on thurs/fri and take the strain, London should have been done over the weekend.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Because 2 million plus people in Yorkshire were being entertained by said group over the weekend.[/p][/quote]They should have been entertained on thurs/fri and take the strain, London should have been done over the weekend. St George1
  • Score: -4

9:11pm Mon 7 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

God what a moaner
God what a moaner stickmanny
  • Score: 3

5:34pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Robert19 says...

Well I had a good time for a couple of hours at Whipps Cross. What have you got against Yorkshire? Lots of opportunities to converse with people and learn more about the world of competitive cycling. Amazed how far ahead of the main pack the two leaders were.
Well I had a good time for a couple of hours at Whipps Cross. What have you got against Yorkshire? Lots of opportunities to converse with people and learn more about the world of competitive cycling. Amazed how far ahead of the main pack the two leaders were. Robert19
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