Headlines Thursday 2 August PM & Friday 3 August AM
The information in this bulletin is correct when sent and will be superseded by subsequent bulletins. For more information, visit GetAheadoftheGames.com.
The public transport system remains busy with Tube journeys up by 10.5 per cent on what would be expected at this time of year, and record DLR ridership. Journeys to stations serving the West End on Monday remained at the same levels seen this time last year.
Thank you for avoiding the busy parts of the transport network at the busiest times. London has a lot to offer during the Games, so make the most of the theatres, restaurants, shops, free concerts, Live Sites and attractions on offer.
Plan your travel at GetAheadoftheGames.com
About the rest of today and tomorrow
- This afternoon and this evening, different stations will be affected depending on the venues that are in operation. Make sure you keep up to date by following @GAOTG on Twitter.
- The busiest times across the network this afternoon and this evening will be 4-7pm. Late evening, from 9pm to close, is expected to be busier than usual. Consider retiming your journey to avoid the busiest times.
- Tomorrow will be the busiest day so far of the Olympic Games, as Athletic events start at the Olympic Stadium. Over 200,000 spectators and workforce are expected at the Olympic Park alone. More spectators and workforce than we’ve previously seen, will be travelling to and from events on transport network throughout the day.
- Between 10:30am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday, the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will only be accessible to members of the public with Games tickets or collecting Games tickets and accredited workers.
- Tomorrow, Horse Guards Parade will be very busy throughout the day, with spectators attending the Beach Volleyball.
Games venues in session
Games events will continue to take place across London this afternoon and evening, at the following venues:
- Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, River Bank Arena, Water Polo Arena
- River Zone: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks
- Central Zone: Horse Guards Parade, Earls Court, Lord’s Cricket Ground
- Other: Wimbledon, Wembley Arena
Tomorrow, the Olympic Stadium will open for Athletic events.
How will public transport be affected this afternoon and evening?
- London Underground, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services are all expected to be busy this evening.
- The busiest times on the network will be 4-7pm. Late evening, from 9pm to close, is expected to be busier than usual.
- DLR trains and stations will be busy between 3-6pm.
- The Piccadilly and District lines will be busy this evening with spectators heading to and from Wimbledon and Earls Court.
- Embankment station is expected to be busy this afternoon to close, with spectators attending late events at Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.
- London Bridge National Rail Station will be busy in the evening peak and will be operating differently.
How will public transport be affected tomorrow?
- Stratford station will be exceptionally busy throughout the day. If possible, avoid this station.
- Expect the DLR, Jubilee and Central lines to be busier tomorrow, particularly in the morning, evening and late evening peaks. Where possible, consider re-timing your journey to avoid the busy times.
- The busiest times on the network will be 7.30-10am and 4-8pm. Late evening, from 9pm to close, is expected to be busier than usual.
- The Piccadilly and District lines will be particularly busy in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening with spectators heading to and from Wimbledon and Earls Court.
- Embankment and Westminster stations are expected to be very busy throughout the day with spectators going to Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade
- London Bridge, Bank stations and Canary Wharf will be exceptionally busy.
- Passengers are advised to avoid London Bridge where possible and use alternative stations such as Cannon Street, Charing Cross and Blackfriars.
- National Rail services and London terminal stations are expected to be very busy tomorrow, particularly Liverpool Street.