Today was the first day of the London 2012 Summer Olympics when transportation was required to move both Olympic spectators and the London work force. Our day was completely successful on the jam packed, but still highly functional Tube System. We didnt wait more than 7 minutes for a train (and that was for the DLR, not the Tube). Arriving at Earl’s Crossing (the volleyball venue) was a simple task with our pre paid Tube ticket that came with the tickets for the Game. Plenty of volunteers moved us along with clear directions and the police were near by helping move spectators. Simple directions and the giant pink foam fingers that volunteers wore pointing the way helped immensely. Traffic was light and the walkways crammed but in a comfortable way. Leaving the venue was simple and took less than 5 minutes as we were released in waves moving from point A to B, being held at B then moving to C, being held at C, etc. We opted to follow Transport for London’s suggestion and avoid the Tube as our destination was in walking distance.
All in all our spectator transport experience was a success! Congrats to all who worked on the plan…it was fantastic!
Photo to follow!
Posted by olympian on July 30, 2012 | Filed under: Olympics.