London 2012: Transport busier as schools return during Paralympics

09:06 03 September 2012

Transport, including the Jubilee and Central lines, is expected to be busier as children return to school. File picture: Katie Collins/PA

Transport, including the Jubilee and Central lines, is expected to be busier as children return to school. File picture: Katie Collins/PA

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Roads and public transport across London will be busier this week as children return to school and the Paralympic Games continue.

Transport for London is advising people that public transport and road networks will be much busier than last week, and will continue to get busier throughout the week until all schools across London are back.

Events for the Paralympic Games are taking place at a number of venues today, including on the Olympic Park, at ExCeL and at the North Greenwich Arena.

The Jubilee and Central lines, from central London to Stratford, and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) network will be particularly busy while London Underground stations at mainline termini will be busier than normal at peak times.

Javelin services to and from the Olympic Park will also be busy today and throughout the Paralympic Games, in both the morning and evening.

London’s Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy, said: “Londoners and people who work in London have been outstanding throughout both Games by planning in advance and avoiding busy times and places.

“With schools starting a new term this week, the majority of venues in use at the Olympic Park, and sporting action taking place at several other venues in the east of the city, please take the same sensible steps as during the Olympics and avoid the busiest times and places, and avoid driving around venues and the PRN.”

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