Suffolk residents hoping to pay their respects to the Queen as she lies in state are advised to plan their journeys ahead of time, Greater Anglia has said.

The Queen will lie in state at Westminster Hall from 5pm on Wednesday in a closed coffin draped with a royal flag, usually a personal standard. The hall will be open for 24 hours a day until 6.30am on the day of the Queen’s funeral, Monday, September 19.

Other outlets have reported that overnight queues are anticipated, as hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to the capital to pay their respects.

The last person to lie in state was the Queen Mother in 2002, with an estimated 200,000 people turning out in just three days.

A Greater Anglia spokesperson said: “Many people from across the country will wish to travel in the coming days to pay their respects to Her Majesty the Queen and the rail industry is working hard to enable people to do that.

“However, we would urge people to check service details before travelling and to be prepared for very busy trains and stations.

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