D-Day 75: South Western Railway warn train passengers of queues at Portsmouth stations

PEOPLE planning to travel to Portsmouth by train are being warned they may face queues at the city’s stations during D-Day events.

Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 11:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 12:34 pm

South Western Railway (SWR) have announced that a queuing system may be put in place for tomorrow due to increase in demand expected.

Tens of thousands of extra visitors are expect to travel to Portsmouth for the D-Day 75 anniversary ceremony on Southsea Common.

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Portsmouth Harbour station. Picture: Malcolm Wells

The Queen, D-Day veterans and major world leaders including Donald Trump will all attend the event tomorrow.

SWR have warned passengers that a queuing system will be in place at Portsmouth stations – which includes Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth and Southsea and Fratton.

This will mean that passengers may have to queue to get onto the platform if they plan on catching the train tomorrow.

SWR will also be giving free rail transport to veterans and members of armed forces between June 5 and June 6.