Transport leads from front in Olympic race

Progress with the transport schemes for the 2012 Olympics in London, UK is outlined. The objectives for the transport strategy are to keep London moving during the Games, to achieve a lasting legacy, to achieve maximum value for money and to aim for all-ticketed spectators to arrive by public transport, walking or cycling. For the main Olympic Park three stations (Stratford Regional, Stratford International and West Ham) have been designated 'Olympic Park Gateways'. The Javelin shuttle, a temporary service operating during the Olympics and Paralympics, will operate on the high speed link between St Pancras, Stratford International and Ebbsfleet. Connections to Stratford will be enhanced by the conversion of the North London Line between Canning Town and Stratford to Docklands Light Railway (DLR) operation. The DLR will serve the Olympics venues at ExCel, Woolwich and Greenwich. The North London Line west of Stratford and the East London Line will become part of the new London Overground network. Improvements will be made on London Underground to improve capacity. Coach and rail-based park and ride services will be provided. (A)

  • Authors:
    • FOWLER, D
  • Publication Date: 2006-12-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01043747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:15AM