Tuesday Travel Update - #London2012

Here is your daily travel information update for tomorrow, Tuesday 7 August.

The cycling section of the Men’s Triathlon event is taking place on roads in central London. Athletes will complete a seven-lap, 40km bike ride around a course that takes in Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park Corner. There will be road closures along the race route which will be put in place from 02:00 and will reopen when it is safe to do so. Please avoid stations that are close to the route, particularly before the race starts at 11:30 and after the finish at 14:00.

Men’s semi-final football match at Wembley will be kicking off during the evening peak as a result the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines are expected to be busy.

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 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
Greenwich Park
Horse Guards Parade
Hyde Park
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
Wembley Stadium
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 - 09:30, 16:30 - 19:00, 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.

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

The following bus routes will be affected by tomorrow’s road events:
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

We expect the following sections of Tube and DLR lines, in both directions, to be busy during the times listed above:
Central line
Between Holborn and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Bank, Bond Street and Holborn
Jubilee line
Between Wembley Park and Stratford
Busiest station(s): Baker Street, Bond Street, Canada Water, Canary Wharf, London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo
Metropolitan line
Between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Wembley Park
Busiest station(s): Baker Street and King’s Cross St. Pancras
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 and between Bank and Greenwich
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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