May 18 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Shaffi, Olympics editor (news)
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Metropolitan and Jubilee lines will be exceptionally busy tomorrow as the first evening football match of the Olympics takes place at Wembley Stadium.
The Jubilee line serves more than five Olympic Games venues so will be exceptionally busy, as will the Metropolitan line during the evening peak as spectators make their way to Wembley Stadium.
Stations which are expected to be busy in the evening peak are Baker Street, King’s Cross and Green Park.
Regular commuters that travel on these lines and stations are reminded to re-time their journey where possible and avoid the stations if possible.
For tomorrow Transport for London (TfL) is also reminding people to check the time of their last train home if they are going to the late night beach volleyball session at Horse Guards Parade.
Events are taking place in a number of venues including the Olympic Park, ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks, Horse Guards Parade, Earls Court and Wembley Stadium.
London’s Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy CBE, said: “Public transport in general, and the Jubilee line in particular, will be exceptionally busy tomorrow as spectators make their way to events at key Olympic venues across the capital.
“We are very grateful to customers for following our advice to avoid London Bridge and for major businesses who are enabling their staff to work flexibly during the Games.
“Our advice to all users of the transport network continues to be to plan ahead, avoid hotspot areas, and leave plenty of time for your journey.”
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) carried a record 736,000 passengers over the weekend, and one million spectators lined the streets of London and Surrey to watch the men’s and women’s cycle road races.