Olympics takes over London’s streets

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With two days to go to the start of the London Olympics Games, the 109 mile Olympic Route Network has come into operation.

The ORN is in operation from 6am to midnight every day. No stopping or loading is allowed on roads in the network.

There are about 30 miles of “games lanes” which are dedicated to Olympic traffic, although Transport for London said the would operate flexibly and remain open to all traffic if demand from vehicles carrying athletes officials and media was low and journey time reliability targets are being met.

Deliveries in London are being further complicated by the Olympic Torch Relay which has now reached the capital.

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Up to one million extra visitors are expected in London every day during the games, making an additional three million journeys over and above the usual 12 million daily journeys on public transport.

TfL’s advice is to avoid central London, around the ORN, venues and route of the Torch Relay.

TfL is now issuing twice daily bulletins. Further information is available at GetAheadoftheGames.com

The Freight Transport Association has also launched a microsite for the Olympics – click here for further details.

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