#London2012 Travel Information - Wednesday


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Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Wednesday 8 August.

Basketball finals start at the North Greenwich Arena and the Jubilee line will be busy late into the evening, with North Greenwich Tube station particularly affected.

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 will operate flexibly and may become exit only if busy. Victoria Park can be reached via Mile End station.

Thank you for avoiding the busy parts of the transport network at the busiest times. London has a lot to offer during the Games, so make the most of the theatres, restaurants, shops, free concerts and other attractions.
Games venues for tomorrow
If you have a ticket for an event at the Olympic Park and want to avoid delays at Stratford station please consider using:
  • West Ham Tube station on the Jubilee, District and Hammersmith & City lines, which is a short walk away and is clearly signposted
  • Javelin service from St. Pancras International to Stratford International (Games Travelcards are valid)
  • National Rail service from Liverpool Street (Games Travelcards are valid)
The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
ExCeL
Greenwich Park
Horse Guards Parade
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Roads
Where possible, please 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 Kidbrooke 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

The ORN near Wimbledon and Lord’s Cricket Ground are no longer in operation.

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

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

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)
Public Transport
The busiest times across the transport network are expected to be from 07:30 – 10:00, 16:30 – 20:00, and late evening from 21:00 to close of public transport services. You may want to consider retiming your journeys and remember to check the times of your last train home with your operator.

Many bus routes will be on diversion. To check whether your bus is affected, please visit tfl.gov.uk/2012buses

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 Tube and DLR lines, in both directions, to be busy during the times listed above:
Central line
Between Tottenham Court Road and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank and Holborn
Jubilee line
Between Waterloo and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Canary Wharf and London Bridge
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Bank, Euston and London Bridge
Piccadilly line
Between Holborn and Earl’s Court
Busiest station(s): Holborn
Docklands Light Railway
Between Canning Town and Prince Regent
Busiest station(s): Bank and Canary Wharf
For full details online of:
We are working to both deliver a great Games and to keep London moving. Thank you for your help with this.

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