Almost 400 London businesses employing more than half a million staff have signed up for bespoke London 2012 Games travel advice, with hundreds more organisations attending special Games transport workshops.
The figures were revealed by London’s Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy as he set out to the London Assembly’s Transport Committee how detailed transport planning by Transport for London (TfL) and all London 2012 partners will support a great London 2012 Games, getting all athletes, officials and spectators to their events on time and keep the capital moving.
TfL has also met with the leaders of London’s 33 borough councils to brief them on the detailed transport plans and seek their support to ensure the Games are a success for all Londoners and that businesses can make the most of the financial opportunities offered by the Games.
With nine months to go until the start of the Games, TfL and London 2012 remain confident that they are on track to deliver the necessary reductions required in demand at certain times and certain locations on the transport network.
London’s Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy said: “These new figures show that we are on track to get all athletes, officials and spectators to their events on time and keep London moving.
“I am confident London will provide the stage for the greatest Games we’ve ever seen, but I also know that this is a huge logistical challenge that will rely on everyone working together. 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.
“We’re listening to and working with London’s boroughs and the business community and we’re responding to their concerns. That’s why we’ve recently provided more detailed transport information and have promised more to come, all available on our new one stop shop online to make it as easy as possible to find and use.”
A huge amount of work is already underway to ensure businesses and other organisations have the detailed information they need to enable them to plan ahead and keep on running during the summer of 2012.
Meeting with the borough leaders, TfL representatives set out how TfL and the London boroughs can work in partnership to collectively meet the 2012 Games transport challenge.
At a recent conference to brief businesses on the plans, Peter Hendy set out detailed information showing how the busiest stations and locations across the Tube and road networks will be affected during the London 2012 Games.
He also launched a one stop shop website which brings together a combination of new and existing transport information in one easy to access location.
The new TfL website complements the advice and information already available to help businesses plan ahead.
Public transport data, which is due to be released in November, will show how services on all Tube, DLR, London Overground and key National Rail stations are expected to be affected on a line-by-line, day-by-day basis during the Games, in intervals of 30 minutes. Preliminary information for London’s road hotspot locations, based on recent highways modelling, is also due to be released in November.