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Champions League: London transport warning ahead of Wembley final



London’s public transport is expected to be extremely busy on Saturday with the Champions League final set to take place in the capital, transport bosses have warned.

Borussia Dortmund will take on 14-time champions Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening.

While kick off is not until 20:00 BST, Transport for London (TfL) said the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines are likely to be especially busy during the day with potential temporary station closures.

A four-day football family festival is also continuing in parts of the capital throughout the weekend.

Stations including Baker Street, Bond Street, Canary Wharf, Charing Cross, Embankment, Marble Arch, Waterloo, Westminster, Wembley Park and Wembley Central are expected to be particularly busy, according to TfL.

The transport body said short-term safety measures could come into force at some stations, such as queuing, temporary closures, trains non-stopping and changes to entry and exits.

People with tickets for the final have been advised to leave plenty of time to get to Wembley Stadium.

The football festival has been taking place at several sites in central London, including Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Somerset House, the South Bank and Potters Field Park with road closures in place, as well as changes to some bus routes and Cycleways.

It is due to finish on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, engineering work over the weekend means there are no direct train services between central London and Luton Airport, as well as no Elizabeth line services between Paddington and Abbey Wood.

Elizabeth line trains will also not run between Whitechapel and Stratford on Saturday.

TfL said people should check their journey on its website for updates before they travel.

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