The talk this weekend will be all about the Royal Wedding. With crowds already gathering it is expected many will swap the streets of Windsor to a spot in front of the TV.

If you are planning on heading down to Windsor to try and grab a glimpse of the happy couple then here is the latest detail on travel.

Train service

A bumper train service with an additional 200 GWR staff working across the network will be provided to cope with the number of visitors travelling by train.

Rail providers have advised passengers to expect trains to be very busy and to allow extra time for journeys.

Swindonians taking the train can expect a journey time of 80 minutes with two changes required at Reading and then again at Slough.

Great Western Railway services will be running at full capacity, with trains from Slough to Windsor and Eton Central doubled from two carriages to four – the maximum the line can operate – and running every 20 minutes.

Adult day return tickets will set you back £33.10 in standard class.

The first train to leave Swindon station will be the 0612 and this will have you arriving at Windsor & Eton Central for 0730

GWR will providing wedding goers more than 1,000 boxes of confetti, 100 metres of bunting, 60,000 chocolates and more than 10,000 bottles of water for the party atmosphere.

How the roads are affected

People planning to drive on the day are advised to allow extra time, roads will be very busy.

Some roads in Windsor will be shut from 10pm on Friday, May 18, while others will shut early on the morning on Saturday, April 19.

If you are planning a trip to Legoland, an alternative route is in place to avoid the majority of traffic heading to Windsor.

Where to park

There are a number of parking options that will not be affected by the road closures.

Windsor Racecourse is offering a reserved park and float scheme with space for more than 3,000 cars. An all day car pass costs £30 and a return riverboat ride will cost £10.

The Windsor Boys School will also be offering spaces at a first come, first served basis on the day.

Anyone who has not pre-booked their parking is advised not to attempt to drive into central Windsor.


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