Olympics Travel 2012 - Wednesday 1 August




Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Wednesday 1 August.

Yesterday was the first working day of the Games; thank you for avoiding the busy parts of the transport network at the busiest times. The public transport network remains busy. Please continue to plan ahead and to avoid driving in central London, on or around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and venues.

London has a lot to offer during the Games; make the most of the Live Sites, free concerts, theatres, restaurants, shops and attractions on offer in the West End and across town. Plan your travel at GetAheadoftheGames.com

Live Sites will be in operation tomorrow. Hyde Park live site can be reached via Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park stations. Please note that Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch stations are now exit only from 10:00 - 22:00 daily, until Sunday 12 August.

Olympic Road Cycling Time Trials are also taking place tomorrow, starting and finishing at Hampton Court Palace, via East Molesey, West Molesey, Thames Ditton, Esher, Whiteley Village, Hinchley Wood, Surbiton, Kingston, Hampton Wick and Teddington. This will affect roads in and around Hampton Court and Surrey. There will be road closures and restrictions along the race route which will be put in place from 05:30 until late afternoon/early evening or when it is safe to reopen.
Games venues for tomorrow
The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
ExCeL
Horse Guards Parade
Lord’s Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
Wembley Stadium
Wimbledon
Roads
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 of the Blackwall Tunnel

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)

St John’s Wood (Lord’s Cricket Ground)
Public Transport
The following bus routes will be affected by tomorrow’s road events:
33, 85, 111, 216, 281, 285, 371, 411, 465, 481, K1, K2, K3, K4, R68, X26

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
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): Bond Street and London Bridge
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): Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras and London Bridge
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
For full details online of:
We are working to both deliver a great Games and to keep London moving. Thank you in advance for your help with this.

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