Diverted bus routes during Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival

Leicester’s streets will come alive with performances by costumed bands from seven UK cities at the 33 annual Caribbean Carnival today.

But for revellers, shoppers and other visitors to the city centre, bus routes into town will be diverted away from the Victoria Park festival ground and carnival route from lunchtime.

Buses will not operate along London Road between Victoria Park and the city centre from 12.30pm until late afternoon.

Services for Humberstone Gate East, the Haymarket Shopping Centre and the southern part of Charles Street will also be diverted from around 2pm until the parade has passed through the city centre.

Carnival fever

A Leicester City Council spokesman said: “The Haymarket Bus Station will remain operational throughout the afternoon and coach and bus services…

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