2012 Games hotspot
Mile End Underground StationThis station is likely to be exceptionally busy between 7-9:30am and 4-10:30pm, including weekends.
This is what Transport for London (TfL) says
- up to one million extra visitors are expected every day during the Games and there will be travel hotspots across London.
- More of London will be affected than you think. The situation will change daily and often throughout the day. To avoid delay and disruption to your journey, you will need to plan ahead.
London 2012 has provided the Get Ahead of the Games website.
- This map shows you how public transport in London will be affected
- This map shows you how roads will be affected and where roads will be changed
- Start out earlier and allow extra time for your journey - you may find you're queuing to get into Mile End Station between
- 7am - 9.30am
- 4pm - 10.30pm
- use the TfL 2012 Travel Planner to plan your journey via public transport
- Use the Get Ahead of the Games Travel Planner website to plan journeys by car across and around London and home counties within the context of Olympic events
- We've added links to both these sites to the right hand column
- Here are some of the suggested ways to make your journey easier
Mile End will have lots of extra visitors due to the BT London Live Site in Victoria Park. Many of these will be leaving the site late at night.
- Some 20,000 people will be leaving the park late at night and many of them will come to Mile End Station and bus stops in the area.
- Those tubes going west will already be full of people leaving the Olympic Park.
Committee members have already noted that the Station is already becoming swamped by large groups of people visiting the area. They are
- blocking the entrance to the station and pavement along Mile End Road
- causing an obstruction by waiting around in the ticket hall
- the entrance to the station and the ticket area remain accessible and managed to a standard which
- ensures health and safety for all those using the station
- maintain a satisfactory standard as an emergency exit from the station
- the pavements remain accessible and do not necessitate people walking into Mile End Road