That King Charles III. is an enthusiastic train traveler is well known – and not just since his trip on the ICE from Berlin to Hamburg at the end of March. Now the British monarch is switching to the side of the railway staff for a few days. On the occasion of his coronation next Saturday, Charles III. On the London Underground and other UK stations, the world-famous "Please mind the gap" announcement is played as trains pull into many stations.
"My wife and I wish you and your family a wonderful coronation weekend," says the British king. His wife Camilla adds: "Wherever you're going, we hope you have a safe and pleasant journey." – "And remember: Please note the gap", concludes Charles III. the announcement that London's transport company and the royal family published in advance on their social media channels.
The royal safety advice is expected to be heard across the UK by Monday. "The crowning event is a rare and exciting event and we look forward to welcoming passengers with this special message," said Jacqueline Starr of the UK's Rail Delivery Group, according to Reuters. It is wonderful that Their Majesties are including rail travelers in this historic moment."
According to the "Independent", the recording of the announcement was made earlier this year in preparation for the coronation weekend.
For British transport companies, especially the London Underground, the celebrations will be a huge challenge. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are expected to travel to the capital for the ceremony. "Transport for London" wants to adapt the transport offer accordingly and deploy additional staff - in addition to Charles III. and Camilla.
Sources: "Transport for London" on Instagram, "Transport for London", Reuters news agency, "Independent"