Crofton Park prepares for Olympic logjam

Stockpile Wenlock and Mandeville-branded waterbottles and emergency flares, Olympic gridlock is coming to Crofton Park... and the rest of Lewisham.


As tweeted by Brockley Kate earlier today, LOCOG has released maps, forecasting how regular journeys may be affected during the Games-time period. Lewisham has been flattered with its own map, which suggests users of Lewisham Station could have an additional 30 minute wait to board busy trains during peak times. Brockley, Crofton Park, Ladywell and St Johns commuters are all warned to brace themselves for 15 minute delays.

As 853 says, this seems like worst-case scenario planning. The Games take place during the summer holiday period, when trains are usually at their least full, and Lewisham isn't a host borough nor likely to be a major tourism hotspot in 2012 (unless Brockley Central seriously raises its game). However, we know it only takes one train to be cancelled for queues to build and it's better to under-promise and over-deliver.

[Full disclosure, LOCOG is a client in our day-job].

13 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

I hope everyone parks in Lou's road and the Albanian wrestling team moves in next door

Ian on The Hill said...

I think you may be underestimating the impact that events in Greenwich Park and Woolwich are going to have, especially as pretty much all the traffic into the South East via Greenwich will be bottlenecked through central Lewisham instead.

Won't that be fun?

Anonymous said...

its for a short period of time - lighten up

bah humbug

mintness said...

Well at least they'll get to see the lovely new development next to Lewisham station. £160k for a 1-bed "apartment" made of chipboard and spit. Bargain!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a similar warning in 1999 relating to the millenium celebrations with car parking provided in Lewisham?

John said...

So what, it's only for a few weeks. Just put-up or get on a bike.

Lou Baker said...

The Olympics are great. Stop whining - leave earlier.

Lou's argument said...

But we can't afford them, they're a luxury, we're bust.... Etc, etc...

Anonymous said...

What p's me off are the VIP lanes to be introduced for IOC officials and their guests who will be slumming it at fancy central London hotels, who could quite easily afford public transport or stay at hotels in East London.

Anonymous said...

Moaning should be an
Olympic sport, we'd clean up the medals.

Anonymous said...

With extra points for hand wringing, Team Brockley could storm the gold medals

Chapperstee said...

I didn't get where I am today without living in a Brockley X hotspot :)

Bob said...

Not sure you can be delayed for only 15mins at Crofton Park as the trains are every 30mins. Wander where these extra passengers will be coming from and going to on this line.

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