Olympic Travel Update - Friday

Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Friday 3 August.

Thank you again for continuing to avoid the busy parts of the transport network at the busiest times and helping us keep London moving. With Live Sites, free concerts, theatres, restaurants, shops and attractions on offer in the West End and across town, London has a lot to offer during the Games. To plan ahead and find the best time and route for your journey, please visit Getaheadofthegames.com

Tomorrow will be the busiest day of the Olympic Games so far, as Athletic events start at the Olympic Stadium. Over 200,000 spectators and workforce are expected at the Olympic Park alone. From 10:30 – 17:00 tomorrow and Saturday, the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will only be accessible to accredited workers, members of the public with, or collecting, a Games ticket or using hospitality venues.

Unless you have a Games ticket, please avoid the area where possible and enjoy the attractions at numerous other locations across London. Games tickets can only be bought in advance via the London2012 website; no Games tickets can be bought at Stratford.
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 King’s Cross St. Pancras 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
Greenwich Park
Horse Guards Parade
Lord’s Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
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

Work to return the ORN near Lord’s Cricket Ground back to normal begins at midnight tonight, as all Olympic events have taken place at this venue.

It will be exceptionally busy around Stratford tomorrow, as the Olympic Stadium opens for Athletics events and more spectators will be in the Olympic Park throughout the day. Only drive in the area if your journey is essential.

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 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

Customers are advised to avoid London Bridge where possible and find alternative stations such as Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Blackfriars.

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 Bond Street and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Chancery Lane, Holborn and St. Paul’s
District line
Between Earl’s Court and Southfields
Busiest station(s): Fulham Broadway
Jubilee line
Between Bond Street and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Baker Street, Bermondsey, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo
Northern line
Between London Bridge and King’s Cross St. Pancras
Busiest station(s): Bank, Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras, London Bridge and Waterloo
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
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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