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Champions League final fans will make London extra busy today as transport chiefs reveal which Tube stations and roads may be closed ahead of the big game

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  • Borussia Dortmund will take on Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium at 8pm tonight
  • Some 86,000 supporters are expected to attend tonight’s crunch cup match

Travelers have been warned to avoid stations near Wembley Stadium this afternoon due to this evening’s Champions’ League final taking place in the arena. 

More than 86,000 people – including thousands of fans from the two competing teams – are expected to attend Europe’s biggest club football match of the  year. 

German side Borussia Dortmund will face 14-time champions Real Madrid at the iconic stadium this evening. 

Transport for London officials have warned that several points on the network are expected to be crowded ahead of tonight’s 8pm kick off. 

Some 86,000 fans are expected to attend tonight’s Champions’ League Final in Wembley

Borussia Dortmund will take on Real Madrid in Wembley at 8pm to determine the winners of this year's champions league

Borussia Dortmund will take on Real Madrid in Wembley at 8pm to determine the winners of this year’s champions league

Thousands of fans have been arriving in London over the past 24 hours ahead of the match

Thousands of fans have been arriving in London over the past 24 hours ahead of the match

Many of those fans are expected to travel to the match on the Jubilee Line, pictured

Many of those fans are expected to travel to the match on the Jubilee Line, pictured

Stations such as Baker Street, Canary Wharft, Charing Cross, Embankment, Marble Arch, Waterloo, Westminster , Wembley Park and Wembley Central are expected to be busier than normal. 

TfL has warned that trains may skip stations and there could be temporary closures in an effort to mitigate congestion. 

Some stations could also change entry and exit routes temporarily if they are dealing with too many fans. 

Londoners have also been advised that a football festival has been taking place at several sites across central London which are expected to attract thousands of fans. 

Venues of the football festival include Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Somerset House, the South Bank and Potters Field Park. 

As a result there will be some local diversion and disruption. 

Fans have been gathering in special zones around the capital ahead of tonight's match

Fans have been gathering in special zones around the capital ahead of tonight’s match

Among the places welcoming fans is Trafalgar Square in London where thousands of fans were greeted with entertainment

Among the places welcoming fans is Trafalgar Square in London where thousands of fans were greeted with entertainment

No English clubs made to to a European final this year

No English clubs made to to a European final this year 

In addition to the football traffic, engineering works mean there are no direct trains from central London to Luton Airport, while the Elizabeth Line is closed between Paddington and Abbey Wood. 

Further disruption is expected between Whitechapel and Stratford on Saturday. 

Anyone using TfL services over the weekend are recommended to check the service’s website to check on services and possible delays.  



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