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Traffic and travel conditions for the a501 01:21am


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a501. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a501 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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a501 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A501 is a trunk road in the United Kingdom, running through Central London. It starts at Marylebone Road, going through Euston, Victoria and Vauxhall, before ending at Vauxhall Bridge.

The history of the A501 dates back to the 1920s, when it was a bypass route around the Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone and a section of the Great Western Road. The road was later extended in 1934 and the A501 became the main route between Marylebone and Vauxhall Bridge.

The A501 is a busy route, due to its location in Central London. It is used by commuters and those travelling to nearby offices, theatres and shops. The busiest times are weekday mornings and evenings, with slowdowns due to increased traffic and typical London traffic patterns.

The safety statistics indicated that in 2019, the rate of reported accidents on the A501 was consistent with other similar roads across London. When compared to similarly used roads, the rate of serious accidents was slightly lower for the A501.

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