To save you from any unnecessary bother over the next few weeks we’ve compiled a list of Olympic travel facts so you can avoid (too many) hold ups…
30 minutes. That’s how long the average wait will be a London’s busiest stations. These include Waterloo, Tottenham Court Road, London Bridge and Stratford.
1.30am. That’s the time of the last tube leaving Central London during the Games giving us all an extra hours rest-bite.
Central and Jubilee. These will be the busiest tube lines during the duration of the Games.
3pm. That’s the time travellers are being warned to avoid Stratford from today due to the Opening Ceremony so try to only pass through there if you have a ticket.
48. That’s the number of bus routes which will be diverted or cancelled altogether during the Olympics.
30th July. That’s the date to avoid London Bridge altogether where possible as it will be exit only.
The Greenway and Lee Valley. These are the two cycle paths which will be closed off during the Games so if you were planning to use them to get to work, think again.
Walking. Will easily be the quickest way of getting to and from the Games if you live within a fairly easy distance of the venues. Luckily the nice people over at Ramblers 2012 have put together handy led walks in Essex, Weymouth and London. Of you can plot your route over on Walkit.com.
£0. The amount you’ll be able to claim back from TfL if your journey is delayed during the Games.
7-9.30am and 4-7.30pm. The expected busiest times on the tube during the Games so persuade your boss to let you start late and finish early.