Posts Tagged ‘travel advice’

London travel advice for Royal Wedding celebrations

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Transport for London has been working closely with Westminster Council, the government and the Metropolitan Police to ensure that the large crowds expected in the capital on Friday for the Royal Wedding will be able to move around safely and efficiently. However, there will be the inevitable road closures and bus diversions, and visitors are being asked to plan their journeys so as to avoid any disruption.

London’s commissioner for transport, Peter Hendy, has assured visitors that teams will be deployed on the day to make sure that diversions and the closure of roads will be managed smoothly. He also said that there was no planned maintenance work on the London Underground so all lines would be operating.

Motorists are being advised to avoid travelling into the centre of the city on Friday as the route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster will be closed. This includes Whitehall, Parliament Square, Horse Guard’s and the Mall. Surrounding roads will also be closed or have parking restrictions.

Tube stations close to the procession route will remain open although London Underground has issued a warning that temporary closures could occur if they become overwhelmed. Victoria Station will also be operating a queuing system because of ongoing work.

Visitors intending to come into central London by bus are being warned that services to areas including Piccadilly, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square and Westminster will be subject to diversions or stopped short of their usual destinations because of road closures. The DLR and Tramlink will run as usual.

New Sixt blog up and running

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

European car hire giant Sixt Rent-A-Car has recently launched a new blog aimed to provide internet users with fun stories and exciting news from around the World as well as travel advice and tips for Sixt customers on renting a vehicle.

The new website will also feature regular guest blog posts about travel and local events, and is open to anyone.  The Sixt blog will also provide a platform for content and interaction away from the traditional website service, and is able to provide visitors to the website updates of live traffic and giving up-to-the-minute information on road travel problems.

The blog, which has been online since Summer, has recorded a rising number of visitors each month and is becoming a useful tool for customers with questions and queries, with a popular feature of the blog including a section called ‘ask the expert’;, which offers expert car hire advice on the lesser known aspects of vehicle rental such as what fuel policies would apply and winter tyre requirements for those customers wanting to rent a car in ski resorts.

The blog also gives users modern features so that readers can rate an article and recommend content to friends and family, and an interactive comment facility allows visitors to leave their feedback and opinions on articles.  Regular readers to the website can subscribe to the RSS feed so that the content is automatically fed into their preferred source.

Internet marketing executive at Sixt, David Jackson, said the new blog offered the company a platform to relay news and advice to both potential and existing customers, and aims to provide content that appeals to a broad audience and avoid only publishing car hire information.

The blog has been performing well, with an increase by 650 per cent in the first 6 month it has been running.