Thatcher funeral rehearsal

An early morning rehearsal for the funeral of Baroness Thatcher has taken place in central London.

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Train companies run extra carriages to Thatcher funeral

Train companies in the south say they will run extra carriages to take thousands of extra passengers to the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, it has just been announced.

Southeastern and Southern say where possible extra carriages will be added to services, but that it is not possible to run extra trains because the tracks are already full.

Southeastern say as many extra carriages as possible will be added.

Southern say services with extra capacity will include:

  • 11.30 Bognor to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
  • 10.07 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
  • 12.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 10 carriages
  • 13.37 East Grinstead to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 8 carriages
  • 12.20 Horsham to Victoria strengthened from 4 to 12 carriages

However a spokesman for Southern said "Unfortunately, we simply don’t have rolling stock available to strengthen trains from Brighton into London."

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Full military rehearsal for Thatcher's funeral

A full military rehearsal for Baroness Thatcher's funeral took place in the early hours of this morning. Credit: PA Wire
The Union flag-draped coffin was carried from St Clement Danes, the church of the Royal Air Force, down the Strand to St Paul's Cathedral. Credit: PA Wire
More than 700 serving Armed Forces personnel gathered in central London for the rehearsal. Credit: PA Wire

Mayor cancels leg of Middle Eastern tour for funeral

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Boris Johnson has cancelled the Kuwait leg of his Middle East visit to return briefly to London for Baroness Thatcher's funeral. @itvlondon

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The mayor is on a trade mission to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar. @itvlondon

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