Transport for London (TfL) has claimed that around two thirds of its transport network, including Tube and DLR (Docklands Light Railway) services, will be largely unaffected by the Olympic Games.
The news comes as other updated transport “hotspots” are revealed by TfL, Network Rail, train operators and ATOC (the Association of Train Operating Companies).
Beneficially for some event venues, traders and shops, northern sections of the Piccadilly and Victoria lines in particular are not expected to suffer significant delays as a result of the Olympic or Paralympic Games, says thisislocallondon.co.uk. Caledonian Road meanwhile will be “busier than usual”.
The main transport lines set to be “exceptionally busy” on the other hand include Tube services at centralised locations such as Bank, Earl’s Court and London Bridge.
Londoners working in and around these areas have been advised to work at home, or make alternative travel arrangements, during the main games period, from July 27 through to the closing ceremony on August 12.
Olympic organising committee chair Sebastian Coe said of the update: “The ‘hotspot’ data published today provides employers and individuals with the full picture of when and where our Tube and railway lines and stations will be busy, as well as advice on alternatives.
“As the success of the Games depends on all of us doing our bit to keep London and the UK moving, I’d like to urge everyone to plan now,” he added, according to railnews.co.uk.