Businesses are ready for Olympics, says transport commissioner

More than half a million employees are ready for the 2012 Olympic Games, London’s transport commissioner has declared.

Peter Hendy has assured the London Assembly that increasing numbers of businesses, from large event venues to small businesses, are now embracing the tools made available to them by Transport for London (TfL) to ensure they remain profitable during the games.

The commissioner said that a total of 384 businesses employing just over 500,000 staff have already signed up for bespoke 2012 Games travel advice, with many more signing up for “games transport workshops” ahead of the big occasion.

Without these crucial training sessions, London could come to a standstill, he warned.

“No two days will be the same during the London 2012 Games and we need London’s borough councils to work together – and with us – to ensure we host a great Games and keep our city moving next summer,” Hendy told the assembly, reports

“We’re listening to and working with London’s boroughs and the business community and we’re responding to their concerns,” he promised.

Hendy added on that a huge amount of work has gone into keeping organisations up-to-date with regards to the city’s infrastructure during the games. He urged all businesses to continue to plan ahead by consulting TfL’s “one-stop-shop” website which brings together a combination of new and existing transport information in one easy to access location.