Games Travel Update for Thursday

Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Thursday 2 August.

During the Games, London has been turned into a massive sporting and cultural venue. As a result, central London, the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and areas around venues will be busy at certain times and certain places. Thank you again for listening to our travel advice; transport is working well. More frequent and later transport services and greater flexibility in transport patterns means that so far we have been able to get spectators to events while keeping London moving. London is still very much open for business. To plan ahead and find the best time and route for your journey, please visit

Live Sites are in Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Potters Fields, Waltham Forest and Woolwich. Most of the time, Live Sites are free and no tickets are needed. Hyde Park can be reached via Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park stations. Please note that Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch stations are exit only from 10:00 - 22:00 daily. Victoria Park can be reached via Mile End station.

Triathlon technical rehearsal is taking place tomorrow. Hyde Park Corner will be closed from 05:00 until about 09:00. The Piccadilly underpass will remain open throughout. The Olympic Route Network (ORN) will be operating differently during these times. Some roads previously unaffected by the ORN will have changes to the way they operate. This could result in delays to journey times in some areas previously unaffected by the Games.
Games venues for tomorrow
Beach Volleyball is taking place at Horse Guards Parade tomorrow. On each day this event takes place, Embankment is expected to be busy.

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
Please continue to avoid driving into central London, on or around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and near venues.

Drivers using the following routes should be prepared for congestion during the morning peak:

A2 - Back from the Kidbrook Interchange
A3 - Back from Tibbet’s Corner
A4 - Chiswick Roundabout back to Gillette Corner
A12 - Lee Interchange back to the Green Man Tunnel
A13 - Canning Town to the Beckton Roundabout
A40 - Hanger Lane back to the Polish War Memorial

The ORN is now in operation and being enforced from 06:00 to 00:00. This also includes ’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
The following bus routes will be affected as part of tomorrow’s preparation for the Triathlons:
2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, C2, N9, N16, N19, N22, N38, N52, N73, N74, N97, N137

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

London Bridge National Rail Station is expected to be busy, especially in the morning and evening peak and will be operating differently.

We expect the following sections of Tube and DLR lines, in both directions, to be busy at certain times of the day:
Central line
Between Holborn and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Chancery Lane, Holborn and St. Paul’s
District line
Between Earl’s Court and Southfields
If you want to avoid the queues at Stratford, consider using West Ham for the Olympic Park; this short walk and is clearly signposted
Jubilee line
Between Waterloo and Stratford
Busiest station(s): 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
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Bank, 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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