Olympic travel in London

Monkeyboy sent us a link to Getaheadofthegames - a website dedicated to providing Olympics-focused travel information. The interactive map of London allows you to see the likely hotspot stations on a day-by-day basis, depending on what events are taking place at the Olympic venues.

Not surprisingly, London Bridge and Canada Water are both expected to be "exceptionally busy" during both morning and evening rush hours more often than not (10 and 9 days out of the two-week period respectively). Data for the Paralympic Games is not yet available.  The site also note that rail and tube services will run later than usual and that night services on the Jubilee will be more frequent. 

9 comments:

Crofty said...

Hope there are more late-night Overground services too. Last light got caught by one of the many timetabled 20-minute waits between services. Does anyone know why there are such long gaps, when meanwhile the Jubilee line at the same time is running about every three minutes? It really is rubbish.

Lou Baker said...

The official advice being "panic - but hope for the best.

This truly is a city of shockingly awful railways.

Anonymous said...

Spot on Lou... most of their advice has taken the "be vigilant" type tone... which means basically nothing.

Anonymous said...

Yep - seen the site - and all those Olympic hot spots are hots spots during rush hour anyway. So they have created a site to tell us that essentially nothing has changed and will be as bad as always!

tyrwhitt ali said...

Some of the stuff I looked at last week on the TFL website described a very busy "red" period as a wait of more than 30 minutes to board a train. Canary Wharf may be busy in rush hour but it never takes me that long to board a train!

Anonymous said...

Tyrwhitt Ali - you are right on a good day - but last week (despite it being half term and the trains emptier than usual) the Jubilee line was delayed by about 30 mins for three days in a row and this morning I waited 20 mins to get on a train at Canada Water.

Anonymous said...

Any guesses on how many billions will be deemed lost due to delays for working Londoners?

Mb said...

No doubt someone will take proportion GDP for the london area and divide it by the number of working hours lost and state a figure that headline writers and politicians will quote at each other. Same with snow, strikes and royal weddings. I instantly shut down when I hear that dodgy analysis, as if those hours are actually lost productivity that isn't caught up in some other way.

And relax.....

Anonymous said...

Hi - I read a story about this lot (www.homerunlondon.com) beating Olympic transport chaos with free guided group runs home - might be the way to go to avoid the crush!

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