TfL prepares retailers for London Olympics ‘hotspots’


The new information will enable retail businesses, including jewellers, to finalise their plans and ensure the capital is ‘open for business’ throughout next summer’s events.


TfL has predicted that 70 per cent of road traffic in Greater London will be unaffected and two thirds of Tube and DLR stations will see no impact, in terms of additional time taken to board a train. On the busiest days, however, there will be an additional three million journeys in London as people watch the Games and attend cultural events, resulting in busier-than-usual roads and transport networks.


Transport Secretary Justine Greening said: “Around £6.5 billion has been invested in upgrading and increasing capacity on our transport networks, delivering an early legacy of transport improvements which will benefit millions of people for generations to come.

“However, on the busiest days of the Games, with an additional three million journeys in the capital, it is only sensible that businesses plan ahead, particularly those in and around travel ‘hotspots’. I welcome the publication of this information and the co-operation of everyone involved in organising the London 2012 Games. This should give us all confidence that we are putting in the necessary steps that will keep the country, and especially our capital, moving while delivering the best Games ever.”

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