New information showing how the busiest stations and locations across the Tube and road networks will be affected during the London 2012 Games were presented to businesses for the first time yesterday (22 September), with the promise of further comprehensive information to come.
The key travel ‘hotspots’ were previewed as the Mayor, Olympics Transport Minister, Transport Commissioner and London 2012 partners addressed small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from across the capital at a specially organised event, ‘Make 2012 Work for You’, held at BT Centre.
Businesses attending the event were shown examples of how busy the road and Tube networks could be during the London 2012 Games before any action is taken by businesses and freight operators to change their travel patterns.
Also, how much the impact will be reduced if businesses follow the advice of TfL and London 2012 and plan ahead to ensure they can keep on running and make the most of the great financial opportunities offered by the Games.
The information released by TfL comes in response to requests from London’s business community for further detailed information to help them plan ahead of the Games.
London’s Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy called on the capital’s businesses and SMEs to use a new ‘one stop shop’ at the TfL website, also launched today, to plan ahead effectively.
The new TfL ‘one stop shop’ website brings together a combination of new and existing transport information. Further information, including detailed but easy to understand transport modelling, will be made available on the website over the coming weeks.