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

PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.”

Latest London transportation news

Friday, February 12, 2016
Frost caused disruption to Southern and Southeastern trains this morning  (File photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Thousands of passengers between Kent and London were left frustrated this morning after a cold snap caused some frost.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Cambridge Circus at a standstill during this afternoon's demonstration (Picture: Fredrik Cornell / Twitter)

Thousands of London black cab drivers forced traffic in Whitehall, Piccadilly and surrounding roads to grind to a halt this afternoon as they staged a massive protest against mincab app Uber and government regulation of the industry.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
An AirItalia plane trying to land at London City Airport yesterday afternoon (Picture: YouTube)

Watch the terrifying moment a pilot was forced to abandon landing at London City Airport because of Storm Imogen’s blasts.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Southern and Thameslink services are delayed (Pic: Wikimedia Commons/  Sreejithk2000)

A signalling problem left trains immobile outside of London Bridge this morning, and is now causing delays of up to 20 minutes.

Monday, February 8, 2016
South West trains to and from Waterloo are also having problems (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The wet and windy weather may disrupt your journey home tonight - with London Bridge station and Southern, South West and Southeastern trains all affected.

Monday, February 8, 2016
File photo dated 24/3/2015 of a woman studies the Google driverless car model. Transport bosses in London are in

Ever had that daydream about sleeping on the drive to work? It may be coming true. Google is in ‘active discussions’ with London transport chiefs about bringing its driverless car trials to the capital.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Champagne experience

This Valentine’s Day, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the perfect destination for lovebirds, offering a range of romantic experiences from Friday 12th February - Sunday 14th February 2016.

Read more
Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport