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Road closures and bus changes during Caribbean Carnival (6th August 2016)

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2016

PEOPLE are being reminded that there will be a number of road closures and changes to bus stops this Saturday (Aug 6) , as the Caribbean Carnival takes to the streets.

The carnival will parade through the city on the way to its final destination at Victoria Park.

The procession will follow a route into the city centre, including London Road, Waterloo Way, Charles Street, Humberstone Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Halford Street and Charles Street before returning along London Road to Victoria Park.

As a result, buses will be unable to serve London Road, between Victoria Park and the city centre from 12.45pm until late afternoon.

Buses that serve stops in Humberstone Gate East, Haymarket and the southern part of Charles Street will be diverted for about an hour from around 2pm until the parade has passed through the city centre.

Haymarket Bus station will remain operational throughout the afternoon.

Coach and bus services departing from St Margaret’s Bus Station will not be affected.

Park and Ride services will continue to operate but service 303 will not serve Haymarket while the parade is in the centre.

Details of the event are available online at

For further details of travel options to and from the city visit