May 2016 Bank Holiday Travel Warning

Drivers could face 90 minutes of delays in traffic this bank holiday weekend, according to traffic data firm Inrix.

With a high volume of holidaymakers set to take to the UK’s roads and National Rail delivering over 30 engineering projects during the bank holiday weekend, drivers can expect delays of up to 90 minutes on peak routes, increasing by an average of 27% across the country, based on the latest Inrix data.

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Commuters in London and the South East of England will experience the most congestion, with traffic almost 50% higher than usual. The M25 between junctions 9 and 21 (both directions) tops the list of expected delays with an anticipated 90 minutes of gridlock, meaning travellers planning to fly from Heathrow Airport, which carried almost 75 million passengers in 2015, or Gatwick Airport, should seek alternative routes or factor in additional time to catch their flight.

Those heading to less far flung destinations in and around Bristol and Weston-super-Mare should also plan for delays on the M5 of up to one hour. Drivers visiting Manchester face delays of up to 45 minutes on the M6 between Keele and Knutsford and between junction 19 and 22, as do those using the M6 to travel to Liverpool. Londoners should be prepared for closures on rail lines in and out of the capital, as well as a reduced service on a number of TfL lines.

The busiest period over the entire bank holiday weekend will be on the Friday rush hour, with peak congestion expected around 5 p.m. as travellers start their journeys to take advantage of the long weekend. Traffic levels are expected to peak on Friday 29th April between 4pm and 6pm.

Greg Hallsworth, UK traffic analyst at Inrix said: “Drivers in the UK are no strangers to traffic, spending an average of 30 hours in gridlock last year[3]. At peak times like the bank holidays – particularly this bank holiday as it coincides with the UK half term – roads that are already stretched have the added pressure of holidaymakers and railway engineering works. Our advice to drivers is to check before starting your journey, travel at smarter times and take alternative routes to avoid delays hampering plans.

“If you must travel at the busiest times check the Inrix traffic website for real time traffic information, use the Transport for London website (www.tfl.gov.uk/traffic/status) for updates in the capital, or tune into local radio and TV to help steer clear of delays.”

Edmund King, AA president, added: “Spring bank holiday and the start of the summer half term are on a collision course on Friday and drivers will have to expect delays. With temperatures picking up, travellers will have to make sure their cars don’t overheat and also carry water for themselves should they get stuck in a traffic jam. Delaying departure until later in the evening is often a shrewd move as the combination of work exit and holiday exodus traffic tends to ease after the rush-hour. Using mobile phone services, like the AA App, gives drivers the heads-up on levels of traffic and hold-ups ahead, with the option to avoid them.”

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2015 Weston Air Festival Red Arrows

The 2015 Weston Air Festival Armed Forces Day  June 20th/21st

The weekend will include thrilling air displays, military exhibitions, arena performances, fun fair rides and a variety of activities and refreshments.

The Red Arrows will fly past on both days in 2015

The world-renowned Red Arrows will perform on both days at this year’s Weston Air Festival on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June.

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The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will perform a thrilling precision flying display featuring their trademark formations, close-passes and dynamic loops and rolls. To mark the team’s important role as a global ambassador for the United Kingdom and Royal Air Force, the Red Arrows will be sporting a new Union flag inspired tailfin design at this year’s event

Avro Vulcan will fly past on Sunday 21st June 2015

The Avro Vulcan XH558 returned to flight in 2007 following an award-winning restoration programme. As the last airworthy Vulcan, she returned triumphantly to the air display circuit in 2008 and has been a significant crowd puller at every show where she has appeared.

As well as a full weekend programme of air displays on Weston seafront, the air show will incorporate the town’s Armed Forces celebrations with military exhibitions and displays. Following the flag raising ceremony there will be marching displays, military bands and performances from The Marionettes and the Bristol Military Wives Choir. Along with fun fair rides, trade stands and activities such as mini tanks, a zip-wire and giant inflatables.

Read more from the Weston Mercury website here.

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Valentines Taxi Services

Enjoy your Valentine’s date with a safe taxi journey

Looking for a daytime taxi to and from a south west location on Valentine’s day? A lift to Bristol airport if you are whisking yourself and your partner away? Or simply looking for a safe jouney home after a romantic evening meal at a restaurant? Book now to reserve your slot as this is one of the most popular dates of the year.

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Ideas for a romantic Somerset Valentine’s weekend

Bristol is a great place to start a romantic break in Somerset, taking in one last taste of city life before heading deeper into the countryside of the South West. In Bristol you can shop at Cribbs Causeway until you drop, wine and dine by candlelight, maybe even take in a show, before heading back home. There’s also Taunton and Yeovil, which are both packed with days out and activities in beautiful settings, including cinemas and historic buildings with gardens for a hand-in-hand stroll.

The village of Glastonbury is not just famous for its festival, but is also popular for being a spiritual place with breathtaking scenery. Glastonbury Tor, a large spiralling hill with a grade 1 listed building at the top is always worth a visit for the exhilerating walk and the rewarding views across Somerset as a whole.

To the west of Somerset is Minehead and Exmoor National Park where rugged beauty, outdoor adventure and wildlife await on the open countryside – the area is great for trekking and getting lost in nature.

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Be safe this Christmas and book us to chauffeur you round in style!

Alan is available to work throughout the festive season so reserve your taxi for your Christmas Party or New Years Eve celebrations and stay safe on the roads.

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