May 14, 2012
The public transport system will be under additional strain during the Games at peak times of the day. Certain underground stations, mainline stations and bus routes will be affected especially those with links to the different venues – it isn’t just Stratford, Earls Court, Hyde Park, Horse Guards Parade and other London venues are being used. And it is also not just the Games that take place during the period – Notting Hill Carnival, Ramadan, World Pride and the Jamaican Independence Day 50th Anniversary will all impact on travel.
Some tube stations will be severely impacted and you should make sure your staff know that they may need to make alternative travel arrangements. Buses might be a good travel alternative during the Games, however, some routes will be diverted and/or disrupted due to road closures when road events are taking place, and other operational measures will be in place, such as banned turns and clearway restrictions.
The Olympic Road Network (ORN) and Paralympic Road Network (PRN) comprise a number of roads that link all competition and other key venues and accommodation “clusters” to provide smooth journey times for the Olympic “family” – officials, athletes, media and sponsors. Temporary Games Lanes will be used on the busiest routes (about 30 of the total 109 miles of routes) and this will cause disruption and delays. Please visit HERE for more information.