London Marathon Road Closures, Route & Times - Sunday 13 April 2014
Wednesday 9th April 2014
On Sunday 13th April, 35,000 runners will take to the streets to run the London Marathon.
With nice weather forecast, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the route and there will be a lot of roads closures across central and south-east London.
Wheelchair racers: Blue Start at 8:55am
Paralympic athletes: Blue Start at 9:00am.
Elite women: Blue Start at 9:15am
Elite men: Blue Start at 10.00am
Mass runners: Blue, red and green starts: 10:00am
The Red starting gate is based at Greenwich Park, Charlton Way. The Green start is at St John's Park on the edge of Blackheath. All of the courses join up after 2.8 miles in Woolwich.
London Marathon Travel Arrangements - Summary
- Roads around Blackheath, Woolwich, Greenwich and Westminster will be closed from 07:00.
- Roads around Deptford, Rotherhithe, Tower Hamlets, Docklands and the city will be closed from 08:00.
- Previous years have seen delays in Central London on London Bridge and on Southwark Bridge Road, in East London on the A13 around Canning Town and also on the A20 and South Circular in South East London
- The Blackwall Tunnel and approach roads will remain open.
- 60 bus routes will either be diverted or not run their full routes.
- Parts of the Northern underground line and London Overground will be suspended for engineering work
- Free travel on the day for all runners, race officials and on-duty St. John Ambulance staff on the London Underground, Overground, buses and Docklands Light Railway (until 17:00).
London Marathon Route
Road Closures On London Marathon Route
The London Marathon starts at 09:30, but road closures will be implemented from 07:00. All reopening times are approximate. Roads will be reopened only when it is safe to do so.
|1||Shooters Hill Road||07:00||12:00|
|2||Charlton Park Lane||07:00||12:00|
|3||John Wilson Street||07:00||12:00|
|4||Woolwich Church St||07:00||14:00|
|9||Surrey Quays Road||08:00||16:00|
|14||The Highway (south side)||08:00||19:00|
|17||East Ferry Road||08:00||19:00|
|20||Poplar High Street||08:00||19:00|
|24||Upper Thames Street||08:00||19:00|
Other London Marathon Road Closures
Some roads surrounding the Marathon route will be closed from 07:00 or will have a contraflow system running.
The major closures include;
- Westminster Bridge
- Rotherhithe Tunnel
- Aspen Way / East India Dock Tunnel
- Limehouse Link Tunnel
For local residents in Rotherhithe, Wapping and the Isle of Dogs who are enclosed by the marathon route, there will be signed vehicle crossing points with restricted access.
There will be no entry to the Greenwich Foot Tunnel north of the river between 10:30 and 12:30.
London Marathon Tube Travel News
Due to planned engineering works, there will be:
- No service on the Northern Line between High Barnet / Mill Hill East and Archway
- The Waterloo and City line will be closed as normal
- Some stations will be closed at times to avoid overcrowding. These include Tower Hill and Westminster.
- London Overground will have no service between Richmond / Clapham Junction to Camden Road until 12:30. Replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury and Camden Road.
- An amended service runs on the DLR with trains running every two and a half minutes at times
London Marathon Train Alterations
- Southern trains will have a revised service between London Victoria and Caterham / Purley, services through Crystal Palace and also between London Victoria and Brighton
- Gatwick Express will run a reduced half-hourly service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport
- South West trains will run a revised service between London Waterloo and Woking, with buses replacing trains between Barnes and Feltham until 14:00
- First Great Western will run an amended service from London Paddington to Slough/Reading
- Greater Anglia have suspended their usual engineering works on Sunday morning
London Marathon Bus AlterationsA total of 60 bus routes will be diverted or suspended. Many other routes throughout Central, East and South-east London will be subject to delays.