Her Majesty the QueenInformation on Edinburgh ceremonies and other events

Across the next few days we are expecting significant disruption to our network due to ongoing road closures and ceremonial events for the journey of the Royal Cortege.

Please bear with us as our teams navigate the challenging operational circumstances. We will endeavour to ensure our customers are kept up-to-date as much as possible. We would advise that customers plan ahead and take all of the events below into account when considering travelling on our network.

During the afternoon of Sunday 11 September, the Royal Cortege will arrive in Edinburgh causing major delays and disruption as crowds are expected to gather. This will mean services may be turned short or diverted at very short notice. 

We expect the main disruption to take place between 1400hrs and 1700hrs – customers should check our service alerts page here or our app for the latest information.

On Monday 12 September at 3pm at St Giles’ Cathedral there will be a service to celebrate the life of The Queen. 

Her Majesty The Queen will then lie at rest at St Giles’ Cathedral following the service.  Members of the public are anticipated to begin arriving to pay their respects from approximately 5pm until the following afternoon (Tuesday 13 September).

This is expected to cause significant delays and road closures and we would advise customers to plan ahead. Customers should check our service alerts page here or our app for the latest information. 

The final public event in Edinburgh will take place on Tuesday 13 September, when the procession will depart from St Giles’ Cathedral by road to Edinburgh Airport.

This is expected to cause significant delays and road closures and we would again advise customers to plan ahead.

View our list of affected services and diversions which will be in effect across the city on Tuesday 13 September:

Ticket acceptance will also be in place with Edinburgh Trams between 1300 – 1900 hrs. Ticket acceptance will also be reciprocated for Lothian Buses customers on Edinburgh Trams during the same period.

Customers should check our Service Alerts page  or our app for the latest information. 

Due to the Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen, a Sunday Service will be in operation across our network on Monday 19 September.

For details, read our news story.

All up-to-date information, will be available through our Service Alert page and social media channels. If you would like to speak with someone you can call us on 0131 555 6363.

Thank you to all our customers and colleagues for their patience and understanding.