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Transport and the Olympics - what's in the plans..and are we ready?

A recent parliamentary paper details comprehensive plans for transport during the Olympics and Paralympics. The paper constitutes joint written evidence from:  Transport for London (TfL), Greater London Authority (GLA), Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Network Rail and the...
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The impact on innovation in UK transport of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics

Will London face melt-down? There has been much speculation about how London will cope with the additional burden of up to 3million additional passenger journeys per day on peak days during the Olympics. Guest posts on the Transport KTN Next month, we will start a series of guest posts on the Transport KTN's  Intelligent Mobility  group, about the UK's response to the...
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The Games Legacy Series: number 2

Following on from last month's article on the legacy that the Olympic Games will leave on our transport systems, this month's article ( Download a pdf of it here ) looks at how collaboration and co-ordination is expected to help the Games organisers and the transport systems operators effectively manage the extended congestion the Games will bring.   Games transport:...
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Highways Agency CHARM PIN and PCP

CHARM PIN Highways Agency (England) and Rijkswaterstaat (NL) have teamed up to form a consortium called CHARM, in order to have a new generation of traffic management (centre) systems developed, that may be jointly purchased. In order to provide assurance to the programme a Sounding Board has been assembled from other national network operators, presided by Flanders Department of...
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Is Transport in the UK going to be better after this year’s Games?

The Games Legacy This is the first in a series of articles which will address the above question.    I will present a mix of first-hand experience and commentary from the people who will be running transport during the Games and those that have been involved from the early strategy stages.  Then, once the Games are over I intend to indulge in a retrospective: what went...
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Transport for London website developed to help mobility during the Games

Getaheadofthegames You can use TfL's  getaheadofthegames.com website to find out where to avoid and how to plan your journeys around the Games, at the 14 London venues, and the other 11 UK-wide locations. You can use the website to find out whether stations or lines that you plan to use will be amongst those most affected, with predicted day-by-day impact, along with advice...
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Transport for London website developed to help mobility during the Games

Getaheadofthegames You can use TfL's  getaheadofthegames.com website to find out...

The Games Legacy Series: number 2

Following on from last month's article on the legacy that the Olympic Games will leave on...

Is Transport in the UK going to be better after this year’s Games?

The Games Legacy This is the first in a series of articles which will address the above...

Transport and the Olympics - what's in the plans..and are we ready?

A recent parliamentary paper details comprehensive plans for transport during the Olympics and...

Highways Agency CHARM PIN and PCP

CHARM PIN Highways Agency (England) and Rijkswaterstaat (NL) have teamed up to form a...

The impact on innovation in UK transport of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics

Will London face melt-down? There has been much speculation about how London will cope...