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Travel advice for day 13 of the 2012 London Olympics

Day 13 of the Games sees another busy day with the beach volleyball men’s finals at Horse Guards Parade, the women’s 10km marathon swimming in Hyde Park, the women’s football gold medal match (which starts at 7.45pm) and athletics at the Olympic stadium.

Public transport to the Olympic Park and ExCeL will remain busy and people should plan ahead to avoid disruption, using www.GetAheadoftheGames.com.

As events continue on into the evening, stations around North Greenwich Arena, Wembley Stadium and Horse Guards Parade will remain busy until late at night.

Hyde Park and Victoria Park Live Sites will be open again today.

There are a number of stations that can be used to access the Hyde Park Live Site including Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park.

Marble Arch and Hyde Park stations will operate flexibly and may become ‘exit only’ if they are busy.

Victoria Park can be accessed from Mile End station.

London’s transport commissioner, Peter Hendy CBE, said: “There are only four days left now of Olympic competition, in what has been a phenomenal sporting fortnight.

“Record numbers are using the transport network during this exciting time for our city and we’re tremendously grateful to Londoners for their efforts in adapting their travel patterns – it’s made a huge contribution to the success of the Games so far.

“We would urge people to continue to plan their journeys and avoid the busiest stations at the busiest times.”

Traffic levels down

While numbers on public transport are up, the traffic levels on London's roads have dropped by 17%, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Prior to the Opening Ceremony there was speculation that the Games Lanes and Olympic Route Network would cause confusion and chaos for the capital's road users, but it would seem that for the majority they have had the opposite effect.

The FTA has been asking its members for feedback about how they have been coping - and the response has been very positive.

Companies are reporting that deliveries are being made on time and, in some cases, ahead of schedule as extra journey time has been factored in to allow for the anticipated congestion.

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