Day 11 (Tuesday, August 7) of the Olympic Games sees another packed day of cultural and sporting Olympic events, including the men’s triathlon in Hyde Park, with some roads in the area closed or with restricted access while the event takes place.
There are also a number of events taking place at the Stratford site, with Victoria Pendleton looking to add to Team GB’s cycling gold tally at the Velodrome in the women’s sprint, triple jumper Philips Idowu begins his quest for Olympic gold, as well as a host of other events including a full day of hockey at the Riverbank Arena.
The area around the Olympic Park and other Games venues will be exceptionally busy and people should plan ahead to avoid disruption.
The Jubilee line will be very busy, particularly in the early evening from 4-8pm as events are taking place at Wembley, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Excel and the Olympic Park.
Baker Street, King’s Cross and Green Park stations are expected to be very busy with spectators going to and from Wembley Stadium, where the men’s football semi-final match between Mexico and Japan will be taking place. Where possible avoid these stations at the busiest times.
Men’s beach volleyball is being held at Horse Guards Parade so central London will also be busy.
Volleyball at Earl’s Court means the station will be busy through the afternoon and evening.
British Equestrian successes will ensure a large home contingent head down to Greenwich Park for the final of the team dressage.
Transport for London (TfL) advises pubic transport and road users to find out which areas will be affected and at what times at getaheadofthegames.com
Peter Hendy, London’s transport commissioner, said: “As the second week of events take place across the capital we have seen records broken in both sport and people using public transport.
"Around 4.4 million passengers were carried on the Tube on Friday, August 3 so it’s important that Londoners continue to plan their journeys and avoid the busiest stations at the busiest times.
"I would like to thank our passengers for taking our advice on board and helping us to support a great Games and a great summer in London."
Advice for ticketed spectators
- If you have a ticket to a London 2012 event, make sure you don’t miss it – check london2012.com for your recommended arrival times and leave plenty of time to travel.
- People travelling to and from the Olympic Park are advised to try using the District, Hammersmith and City or C2C services into West Ham with a short direct walk along the Greenway to the Park for a quicker journey.
- Make sure you have the correct Games Travelcard for the day of your event.
- Re-check your travel plans before attending an event by using the Travel Planner at london2012.com/journey
- Expect queues when arriving and departing venue stations. Leave plenty of time to get to your venue, and remember to check the times of your last train home with your operator.
- Live Sites offering free concerts will once again be in open today for people to soak up the atmosphere. There are a number of other stations that can be used to enter the Hyde Park Live site including Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park. Marble Arch and Hyde Park stations may operate as exit only if busy. Victoria Park live site can also be accessed from Mile End station.