Let’s take a London Olympic Walking Tour
By: Su_R on 8/1/2012 7:09:42 PM Category: Travel Tips
Tags: ,London,Olympic,travel,transport,Tube,DLR,and,Overground,buses,rivers,accessible,transpor,
On 27 July 2012, the whole world had witnessed a wonderful feast, London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony. You may still remember the industrial revolutions, the airborne Elizabeth II, Mr. Bean’s comedy, <<Hey Jude>>, etc.
And now, without the Olympics tickets, we can enjoy the Olympics in our own way! Let’s take a London Olympic Walking Tour, travelling around the London!
Tube, DLR and Overground
During the Olympic Games, services will generally start between 5-5.30am as usual. However on Sundays Tube services will start 30-45 minutes earlier than usual, at around 6.30am. This will vary by line and station so check the TfL journey planner and local publicity for revised train times.
The Tube and DLR services will run around 60 minutes later than normal on all days, including Sundays. Last trains from central London will leave around 1.30am.
During the Olympic Games, the Tube will run extra evening services on the Jubilee, Central and District lines. There will be more trains running in the late evening from Friday 3 August, when events start at the Olympic Stadium.
Buses might be a good travel alternative for you during the Games. However, some bus routes will be diverted and/or disrupted due to road closures when road events are taking place, and other operational measures, such as banned turns and clearway restrictions.
Extra buses will be added on some routes, where necessary, to cater for additional passengers.
Find out more information about bus services in London.
Taking the river to get to your destination might be a good option for you and there will be more river services in operation during the Games.
Make sure you book your river travel in advance with Thames Clipper and City Cruises.
If you own, operate or plan to travel by boat during the Games, make sure you read more information on river services and boating facilities.  
Accessible travel
London has a wide range of accessible transport options, to ensure people with a disability or reduced mobility can get around. However, at certain times during the Games, accessible stations and the transport system, including facilities such as lifts, will be much busier than usual and you could face delays. Planning your journey in advance will be essential. Find out more information on accessible travel during the Games.
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