Olympic travel news: London 2012 begins at last!
It feels like they’ve been a long time coming, but the Games are here at long last, and the man and van team will admit to being a bit excited about it. Danny Boyle’s slightly controversial but much anticipated opening ceremony kicks off at 9pm tonight and the Games begin in earnest tomorrow.
But what of the roads? We hope couriers and delivery companies have made suitable contingency plans as it sounds like things are becoming a little chaotic in the capital already. The BBC News website has reported that drivers are ‘confused by new road restrictions and that some drivers appeared to think that ‘some lanes were open to all traffic while some signs seem to be conflicting’. So far, so tricky.
Transport for London, however, were upbeat about the situation saying that traffic was actually down 13.5% across all roads in central and inner London. A spokesperson said: “Drivers did face queues during this morning’s rush hour on the main roads coming into London including the A4, A12, A13 and A40 although these were generally shorter than earlier in the week, indicating that many drivers have heeded advice to avoid driving into central London. Compliance levels among drivers have been very high.”
If you’re driving in and around London in the next couple of weeks take a look at the Get Ahead of the Games website before you travel for up to the minute travel advice.
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