London 2012 Travel Update

Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Tuesday 31 July.

The Olympic Route Network (ORN) is in operation for most days of the Games. Tomorrow, it will be serving venues in Wembley, Wimbledon, Greenwich, ExCeL, Olympic Park and Royal Artillery Barracks. It will also be in operation to Lee Valley, Eton Dorney and Weymouth.

Olympic Football is taking place at Wembley Stadium tomorrow; roads in and around the area will be exceptionally busy during the afternoon and evening. The Jubilee and Metropolitan lines will be extremely busy between central London and Wembley from 17:00 – 19:30. Baker Street, King’s Cross St. Pancras and Green Park stations are expected to be very busy.

Beach Volleyball is taking place at Horse Guards Parade tomorrow. On each day this event takes place, Embankment station will be exceptionally busy.
Games venues for tomorrow
The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
Greenwich Park
Horse Guards Parade
Lord’s Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
Wembley Stadium
Please avoid driving into central London, on and around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and near Games venues and live sites throughout the Games. Roads within central London and inner London between the North Circular and the South Circular are also affected. Drivers using the roads in these parts of London or the A2, A3, A4, A12, A13 and A40 should be prepared for significant delays.

The ORN is now in operation and being enforced from 06:00 to 00:00. This also includes 30 miles of ’Games Lanes’ for the use of athletes, officials and the world’s media to get them to their events on time. Games Lanes are being operated flexibly and being opened to regular traffic when they are less busy. A network of 150 Variable Message Signs along the route will advise motorists when Games Lanes are open to regular traffic.To watch a short video explaining how the Olympic Route Network and Games Lanes work, please click here

For a map of tomorrow’s roads hotspots and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

Roads in and around the following areas will be the busiest tomorrow and should be avoided if possible:

A4 Corridor (Earls Court)
Shepherd’s Bush Roundabout to Fulham Broadway, Turnham Green and Knightsbridge

A40/A406 (Wembley Stadium and Arena)
Neasden to Acton and Hanger Lane

Chelsea and Wandsworth (Wimbledon)
Putney Heath to Vauxhall, including Wandsworth town centre, Battersea and southern parts of Fulham and Chelsea

Blackwall Tunnel (Greenwich and Royal Artillery Barracks)
All approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)

St John’s Wood (Lord’s Cricket Ground)
Public Transport
Many bus routes are on diversion. To check whether your bus is affected, please visit

For a map of tomorrow’s hotspot stations and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

We expect the following sections of lines, in both directions, to be the busiest tomorrow. Please avoid these if you can:
Central line
Between Chancery Lane and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Bond Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn and St. Paul’s
District line
Between Earl’s Court and Southfields
Busiest station(s): Fulham Broadway and Kensington (Olympia)
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Jubilee line
Between Wembley Park and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Baker Street, Bond Street, Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Waterloo
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this is a short walk and is clearly signposted
Metropolitan line
Between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Wembley Park
Busiest station(s): King’s Cross St. Pancras
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Bank, Clapham North, Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras, London Bridge and Old Street
Piccadilly line
Between Holborn and Earl’s Court
Busiest station(s): Holborn and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Docklands Light Railway
Between Canning Town and Prince Regent
Busiest station(s): Bank and Canary Wharf
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