Transport for London (TfL) has warned that roads around the Olympic Park, the City and the east of London will start becoming busier from early next week with the Paralympic Games, taking place from August 29 until September 9.
With the eyes of the world focussing on London for two weeks, thorough planning and preparation resulted in little disruption to freight services across the capital, reports the Road Haulage Association.
Transport for London (TfL) today confirmed that the Olympic Route Network (ORN) will end operation and enforcement at midnight on Tuesday (August 14) when the vast majority of athletes, officials and media will have departed the UK following an extraordinary Olympic Games.
There is a full day of events at the Olympic Park, ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Hyde Park, Earls Court and Wembley Arena, which will mean public transport to these venues remains busy and businesses should plan ahead to avoid disruption.
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.
Day 12 of the Olympics sees another packed day of cultural and sporting events, including beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade and the start of the basketball final rounds which will be staged in the North Greenwich Arena.
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.
With an estimated 5.3 million people expected to visit London over a 100-day period and an anticipated 30% increase in demand on the road network, fleets operating in the capital are keenly aware of the potential impact to operations.