Travel Advice for BusinessLondon 2012Keeping London Moving 11 Tuesdays To Go……… Are you Ready?
The Countdown ison........67 Days18 Hours47 Minutes51 Seconds
The Olympic Games 27th July to 12th August• 205 countries• 55,000 Olympic Family• 8.8 million ticketed spectators The Paralympic Games 29th August to 9th September• 170 countries• 10,000 Paralympic family• 2 million ticketed spectators 32 competition venues (22 in London) 200,000 workforce including volunteers 4 billion global TV audience Additional 3.3 million journeys made on busiest day
The Games will take place in the heart of London... Wembley Arena Wembley Stadium OLYMPIC PARK Olympic Stadium Aquatic Centre Other Park venues CENTRAL ZONE RIVER ZONE Earls Court North Greenwich Arena Wimbledon Lord’s Cricket Ground Greenwich Park Hyde Park Royal Artillery Barracks Horse Guards Parade ExCel
Not just about competition...• 9 Week London Festival• Torch Relay• National Houses• Live Sites• Annually occurring events• Road Events
Enhanced Games time services across London and the UK• Tube, DLR and London Overground services to run one hour later than usual• Last trains leave central London and key venues around 01:30• Extra train services in the late evening to cater for venue ‘bump out’• Around 200 extra buses in London• Javelin service with 8-10 trains per hour• Park & Ride, direct coach services• Additional rail services across UK with special flexible ticketing arrangements• Extra staff and volunteers across London and UK transport system• Extra river services at certain times and places 14
Action Plans....Getting you Games Ready Reduce – home working, leave, non-London office, pre-order goods Re-time – avoid AM/PM peak, organise to come in at 7am or 10am Re-mode – a great walking and cycling city in the summer Re-route –walk last part of journey from a station•
Action Plans....What do you need to consider• When is busy?• Where is busy?• Have you got your meetings booked? – rearrange/video conference• Home working – are you enabled to do this?• Who are your suppliers - have you spoken to them?• What are you doing to celebrate this once in a lifetime event?• What are staff doing to celebrate their nations achievement?• Have you considered leave arrangements?• Do you have 5 travel plans that you have tested???
ConclusionsThis is not business as usualDo staff know their Plan A,B,C&D?Have you communicated what youwant them to do, what about you?HAVE YOU TESTED YOUR PLANThe torch is here......www.GetAheadoftheGames.com@GAOTG Twitter channel