Rugby Cup Taxi Ranks & Information

Thursday, 17 September 2015  |  Admin

The Rugby World Cup starts this Friday, 18 September, and closes on Saturday 31 October.

For the next six weeks, London will be hosting three of the national Rugby World Cup venues as well as a number of fanzones. During that time there will be road changes and special arrangements in place for taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs), and you will need to allow more time to make your journeys, as roads in the area will be exceptionally busy.

The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Montfichet Road and Westfield Avenue will be closed when matches are taking place at the Stadium. The road closures are expected to come into effect around 45 minutes before each match ends and once in place the taxi ranks in Montfichet Road (Stratford Station) and Westfield Avenue (The Cow Pub) will not be available. Instead, a marshalled taxi rank will operate in Warton Road/Montfichet Road. Access to this will be from the High Street and Warton Road. The taxi ranks in Roundhouse Lane and Meridian Square will continue to operate throughout matches.

Wembley Stadium
Taxi and private hire passengers can be dropped off around Wembley Stadium where stopping is permitted prior to matches kicking off. Taxi and private hire drivers must not park or wait on Wembley Park Drive or Bridge Road and must take care not to obstruct buses or other vehicles.

The taxi rank at Wembley Park Station will operate as normal on match days.

Fanzones
During the tournament there will be Fanzones at each venue:

• Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Fanzone – the Fanzone is next to the Olympic Stadium
• Twickenham Fanzone – the Fanzone is in Old Deer Park
• Wembley Stadium Fanzone – the Fanzone is next to Wembley Stadium

There will also be a Fanzone in Trafalgar Square with rugby-themed activities taking place. On Saturday 31 October 2015 the final match will be screened in Trafalgar Square. During the screening of the final, the roads around Trafalgar Square will be closed between 12:00 and 22:00.

Transport for London