Nationwide journey planner map created for London 2012

Revellers keen to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games before or after a social occasion next summer will be able to use a new online journey planner to work out their best route between event spaces.

The initiative has been led by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and gives people the option of taking train, tube, coach, bus and river services, as well as offering walking and cycling alternatives.

ODA director of transport Hugh Sumner stressed the importance of background services continuing to run while accommodating the huge influx of sports fans, reported Event magazine.

He told the news provider: “The nation’s transport networks will be extremely busy on routes leading to Games venues next summer and we have worked closely with travel providers to ensure people will be able to get to their events.”

The journey planner has been released a year ahead of the start of the showpiece sporting occasion to encourage visitors to book their journeys early.

It covers the whole of Britain, so people should have no problem finding out how to get from the Games to whichever celebration they choose to go to afterwards.

Londonist described the internet tool as “impressive” and highlighted how the creation of such a comprehensive travel tool specifically for the Olympics is unprecedented.

The online resource also reminded people with tickets to the event that they will receive a Games Travelcard, which means they will not need to pay for travel on the tube.