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Topic: Is Travel during the Olympics Going to be a Nightmare?
travelmadboy
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Is Travel during the Olympics Going to be a Nightmare?
on: July 20, 2012, 14:00

We're hearing so much about travel in London during the Olympics, I'm getting worried what it's going to be like. So I took a bit of time to try and find out a few facts.


Apparently there are going to be something like an extra half million people travelling in London each day with three million additional trips in London on the busiest day of the Games. 80% of spectators will travel by tube and rail. That's a lot of extra journeys!


Some people say that TfL are running a scaremongering campaign to keep people off the trains and roads. I'm not sure, maybe so, maybe not, but you can't have all those extra bodies without an impact. TfL say that unless people change their travel habits we can expect half hour waits for the tube at certain times of the day. You can get infographics with the TfL estimation of wait times at the busiest London stations hour by hour for each day of the games on the GAOTG website)


So what to do? If you're like me you'll still have to travel most days. So, I'm arming myself with as much info as possible, but then I'm a transport freak! TfL have added a journey planner page to their 'Get Ahead of the Games' Website. It has links to help plan your travel and downloadable daily bulletins with detailed info about travel on each day of the Games. http://www.getaheadofthegames.com


That's what I'll use. The only question that remains is should I clog up my Twitter feed with the live travel bulletins from TfL on @GAOTG ?


Here are the interactive maps:

The interactive maps:


Public transport http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/travelinaffectedareas/city/london-public-transport.html


Rail: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/travelinaffectedareas/city/london-national-rail.html


Roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/travelinaffectedareas/city/london-driving-and-roads.html


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