Brighton Council warns of travel disruptions for Pride

The HE council has urged people to plan their trip in advance as thousands prepare to visit the city for the return of the pride.

The celebrations are expected to cause significant travel disruption as Brighton and Hove City Council encourages residents to travel on foot or cycle if they are able to.

Councilor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said: “I am really looking forward to seeing Pride back in full swing this year after such a long hiatus.

“Our streets and car parks will be very busy all weekend, so I ask everyone who can to leave their car at home and choose to travel sustainably this year.

“We are fortunate to have excellent public transport in Brighton and Hove and most places are within easy walking or cycling distance.

“Together with our transportation partners, we are working very hard to make urban travel as easy as possible so that everyone can enjoy a safe and hassle-free Pride this summer.”

Which roads will be closed for Brighton Pride?

On both Saturday 6th August and Sunday 7th August several streets in the city center will be closed for the Community Parade, Preston Park Festival and Kemp Town Pride Village Party.

The Argos:

Roads will be closed and car parks closed along the parade route on Saturday, with roads around the weekend’s Pride Village party closed – including St James’s Street and Madeira Place.

There will also be road closures for the festival in Preston Park, including Preston Road between New England Road and Stanford Avenue and Stanford Avenue between Preston Road and Beaconsfield Road.

Can I get around by bus for Brighton Pride?

Brighton and Hove Buses will have a rainbow colored ‘Diversity Bus’ to shuttle festival goers between the city center and the party at Preston Park for Pride on Saturday. 6th of August.

There is a weekend shuttle service – lines 500 and 600 – to and from Preston Park from Old Steine ​​​​and the Waterhall campsite.

Can I get to Brighton Pride by train?

People using the train to get to the Pride celebrations should allow plenty of time for their journey as the services are expected to be very busy.

Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express will operate more trains and additional carriages to help visitors get to and from Brighton over Pride weekend, with passengers advised to get to Brighton station early.

The Argos:
A rainbow queuing system will also be implemented at Brighton station to direct passengers leaving the city to the appropriate queue for their train and destination.

Preston Park station, which is closest to the festival, is closed all weekend and London Road station is closed all day on Saturday.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20307861.brighton-council-warn-travel-disruption-pride/?ref=rss Brighton Council warns of travel disruptions for Pride

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