PEOPLE have been urged to plan their travel wisely this weekend on what would have been Pride weekend in the city.

Brighton and Hove City Council has warned the public to plan ahead as it is expecting a 'busy weekend' despite the official Pride parade and festivities being cancelled.

The annual festival usually sees thousands flock to the city on the first weekend of August, but the parade was cancelled for a second year due to the pandemic.

The council said: "If you’re travelling to or within Brighton & Hove this weekend, please plan ahead – we’re expecting it to be busy."

It is expecting many people to still head down to the city to mark the occasion free from 2020's Covid-19 legal restrictions.

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"Most guest accommodation in the city is already booked and trains and buses are expected to be busy.

"Trains may be limited or cancelled at short notice due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

"A queuing system will be set up in front of Brighton station from 4pm to help people join the right services and help manage crowds if it gets busy.

"Road diversions will be in place from 4pm on Saturday to keep traffic away from the front of the station."

It has asked when travelling by train "please wear a face covering out of respect for others - unless exempt. Exemptions include children under 11, disabled people and people with breathing difficulties."

Those hoping to travel by bus are warned that they may have to queue, or not be able to board the bus they want.

"Please plan your journey in advance and allow extra time. Passengers are expected to wear face coverings, unless exempt.

"Passengers are still asked to act responsibly and keep their distance from other passengers where they can."

For train times and up to date information visit and for buses check or download the B&H Buses app for live departure times and a journey planner.

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