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Along with plenty of excitement and an incredible atmosphere, the Olympic Games will bring thousands of visitors to London and the UK. This means the transport system will be extremely busy so it’s important to plan and book your journey well in advance.
The 'Get Ahead of the Games' campaign explains how, at certain times and in certain locations, London and the UK's road and rail networks will be much busier than usual. By logging on to the website or following @GAOTG on Twitter, commuter and spectators can get the latest updates, travel information and advice on how to plan ahead and avoid the travel hotspots.
On 17 May, Olympic legends will go head-to-head to find the quickest and easiest way to get around London during Games time. Sally Gunnell, former 400m hurdles Olympic Gold medallist, and Chris Boardman, former Olympic gold medallist and world record holder for cycling, will race from Liverpool Street station to the Olympic Park. Sally will run and Chris will cycle to demonstrate to firms that walking, running or cycling part or all of a journey around London and other 'hotspot' areas, is the ideal way for their employees to travel during the Games.
One of the best ways to cut emissions, congestion & costs is to avoid commuting altogether.
There is no spectator parking at London 2012 venues, except for a limited number of Blue badge spaces that must be booked in advance – so we recommend you go by public transport.
The London 2012 spectator journey planner can help you plan a journey by public transport, cycling or walking from anywhere in Great Britain to London 2012 venues, between 18 July 2012 and 14 September 2012. It also features links so you can book travel tickets, where relevant.
If the Games are not for you and you're planning to go on holiday instead, avoid Heathrow. The official London 2012 airport will handle 80 per cent of all Games passengers despite already operating at 99.2 per cent capacity -70 million passengers per year!