Coaches for the TUC demonstration cannot drop off or pick-up passengers in Central London as there is both insufficient parking and a strong risk of grid lock caused by coach congestion.
Coaches are therefore parking on one of three coach parks organised by the TUC. This will mean people will need to use public transport between the coach park and the demonstration. While this will make the journey more complicated, it is likely to be quicker as you can travel much more quickly through central London by tube than by coach.
This briefing is for passengers in coaches using the O2 arena coach park. A pdf version is available here O2 coach park
At the O2
North Greenwich tube station is a short and easy walk from the O2 coach park.
Here is a link to a Google map. https://goo.gl/maps/cLpMx
At North Greenwich marchers who do not have Oyster cards can now use contactless credit and debit cards to pass through ticket barriers. This method will ensure that you are charged for the cheapest ticket option. Then you can either:
- get the Jubilee line straight to Southwark to join the start of the march. Both North Greenwich and Southwark have step free access. This is the easiest route and therefore recommended.
To join the demonstration
- From Southwark station turn left along Blackfriars Road and cross Blackfriars Bridge.
Here is a Google map showing more detail. https://goo.gl/maps/dftLo
Getting back to the O2
Marchers will need to return to North Greenwich tube.
The easiest way is to get the Jubilee line from Green Park. This means leaving from the south of the park (the entrance by which marchers come into the Park) and walking back up Piccadilly. Both Green Park and North Greenwich have step-free access.