Friday, December 2, 2011

The slower transport for the Olympics

The London transport authority, Transport for London (TFL), has warned that during the Olympic Games to be held next summer in the British capital will cause the collapse of passenger delays of up to half an hour at some stations.

According to estimates by the delegate of the carrier, Peter Hendy, during the busiest days of the Olympics audience then three million additional displacements, which will join the 12 million who regularly records the London Underground network.

About two thirds of the metro stations and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will not be affected by the crowds, as Hendy, while the busiest passenger will have to wait thirty minutes before being allowed access to a train.

Some points are more affected stations Canary Wharf, the financial heart of the city, where passengers can change to the DLR line leading to the Olympic site, as well as Bank, the Central Line, that communicates directly with the Olympic Park in Stratford.

Also suffer severe setbacks Bond Street station in the center of the city, crossing the two lines of London's busiest Central and Jubilee Line, and London Bridge.

"Much of London function quite normally, but some areas such as downtown and the surrounding Olympic areas, roads and public transport networks will be clearly affected," Hendy said.

The train and metro services will be strengthened during the summer months and will recommend drivers to avoid driving through the most congested in the British capital to try to mitigate the effects of congestion, according to the company TFL.

"We want to be honest and not make up things. We are not saying that if you work at London Bridge should not move, just useful to get off at another station, such as Monument, cross the bridge on foot and walk five minutes."


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