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Road closures and bus changes during Caribbean Carnival (5th August 2017)

Published on Monday, July 31, 2017

PEOPLE are being reminded that there will be a number of road closures and changes to bus stops this Saturday (Aug 5), as the Caribbean Carnival takes to the streets.

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

The procession will follow a route into the city centre that includes London Road, Waterloo Way, Charles Street, Humberstone Gate, Gallowtree Gate, Granby Street, Northampton Street, and back onto 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 12.30pm until late afternoon.

Buses that serve stops in Humberstone Gate East, Haymarket and the southern part of Charles Street will be diverted 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.

Leicester train station will not have any vehicular access during the closure.  Arrangements for hackney carriages to and from the station will be via Sparkenhoe  Street and Conduit Street.   

Details of the event are available online at

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