15 Aug 2011
London 2012 have launced a one-stop travel website that enables London 2012 spectators to plan their routes a year ahead of the Games before booking their travel has been launched.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is encouraging spectators to start planning their journeys to venues now that event tickets have been allocated, with Games-time travel tickets on sale 12 months in advance of next summer.
The online London 2012 spectator journey planner and travel pages www.london2012.com/travel marks the first time such a comprehensive travel tool has been specifically created for an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
It will help Games ticket holders plot their routes to venues from anywhere in Great Britain by rail, coach, bus, river or Tube. It will also detail routes for cycling and walking, and from early next year will allow users to plan their journeys by car to Games park-and-ride and Blue Badge parking sites. Those with accessibility requirements will be able to plan the most suitable routes through the website, such as stations with lifts or ramps.
After selecting their chosen travel modes and routes, spectators are then linked directly to the relevant travel provider to purchase their travel tickets.
The online tool was created in partnership between the ODA, London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), Department for Transport (DfT) and official Games technology partner ATOS.
Click here to view the Getting to the Games London 2012 web pages.