'˜Plan ahead when leaving Pride' say police

Sussex Police are urging Brighton Pride revellers to plan ahead and allow extra time to get home.

Saturday, 6th August 2016, 5:49 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:24 am
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Around 200,000 people lined the streets of the city today (Saturday) but with ongoing issues with Southern train services, police are urging revellers to take potential travel disruption into consideration.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: “We are asking visitors to Brighton and Hove who are here celebrating Pride to plan ahead and allow extra time when leaving the city later tonight in order to get home safely.

“A large number of those attending events are expected to travel home by train and Pride organisers along with partners are asking people to check the available services before setting off.

“Please visit the National Rail Enquiries website for up-to-date departure times: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

“It is unlikely that there will be the same level of service operating from Brighton station as there has been during previous Pride festivals.

“It is therefore advised to consider alternative means of travel where possible.

“Brighton and Hove Buses continue to run services throughout the city and surrounding areas. Full routes and timetables can be found on their website: http://www.buses.co.uk”

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