London Travel update for Sunday, 12 August

Daily travel information update for tomorrow, Sunday 12 August.

Men’s Olympic Marathon event is taking place from 11:00 – 13:30 on roads in central London. There will be many bus diversions and The Mall, the City and Embankment areas are expected to be busy. There will be road closures and restrictions along the race route which will be put in place from 03:00 tomorrow morning and will reopen when it is safe to do so.

Closing Ceremony is taking place. Stratford station will be very busy from 17:30 – 20:30. Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will have restricted access after 20:00 to those with a Games ticket, staff or those using hospitality venues. You should avoid the station and shopping centre at these times and enjoy the other attractions that London has to offer during the Games; make the most of the theatres, restaurants, shops and free concerts.

Entrance to Hyde Park Live Site tomorrow for the Closing Ceremony concert is by ticket only. This event is sold out and the area will be very busy – please do not travel to this site unless you have a ticket. Hyde Park can be reached via Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park stations. Live Sites which do not require a ticket are at Victoria Park, Potters Fields, Waltham Forest and Woolwich. Victoria Park can be reached via Mile End station.

Last day: Tomorrow is the last day of the Olympic Games. With your help, we have been able to get a record-breaking number of passengers to their destinations whilst still getting spectators to their events.

Paralympic Games travel information: The Paralympic Games run from 29 August until 9 September. We will start providing you with travel advice, to help you avoid the busiest times and places, from Wednesday 29 August.

Games venues for tomorrow
If you have a ticket for an event at the Olympic Park and want to avoid delays at Stratford station please consider using:

  • West Ham Tube station on the Jubilee, District and Hammersmith & City lines, which is a short walk away and is clearly signposted
  • Javelin service from St. Pancras International to Stratford International (Games Travelcards are valid)
  • National Rail service from Liverpool Street (Games Travelcards are valid)

Spectators with mobility difficulties should use Stratford station where assistance is available.

The following Games venues will be in operation tomorrow:

Earls Court
Greenwich Park
North Greenwich Arena
Olympic Park
The Mall
Wembley Arena

Public Transport
The following bus routes will be affected by tomorrow’s road events: 3, 4, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 35, 40 43, 47, 48, 53, 56, 76, 87, 88, 91, 100, 133, 141, 148, 149, 159, 172, 176, 211, 242, 344, 388, 453

For a map of tomorrow’s hotspot stations and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

We expect the following sections of Tube and DLR lines, in both directions, to be busy at certain times of the day:

Central line
Between Bank and Stratford
Busiest stations: Bank, Chancery Lane, St. Paul’s and Mile End
Jubilee line
Between Bond Street and Stratford
Busiest stations: London Bridge
Docklands Light Railway
Between Canning Town and Prince Regent as well as between Stratford and Greenwich
Busiest station(s): Bank
Where possible, please avoid driving into central London, on or around the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and near venues.

The ORN remains in operation and is being enforced from 06:00 to 00:00, however, as the end of the Olympic Games approaches, work to remove parts of the ORN has already begun and Games Lanes will no longer be in operation from Wednesday 15 August. Certain road markings will remain in place and some road changes will need to be reintroduced as part of the Paralympic Route Network (PRN) – further details will be available shortly. Please continue to check Variable Message Signs along the route which will continue to give up to date information.

The sections of the ORN being removed tomorrow include the following:

  • Great Central Way to Wembley venues
  • Euston Road to Commercial Street
  • A12 Lea Interchange to Green Man Roundabout
  • Around Earls Court venue, including Cromwell Road and Brompton Road
  • Roads around ExCel and the approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel will temporarily return to normal use

Drivers using the A2, A3, A4, A12, A13 and A40 should be prepared for congestion. The M4 has a temporary vehicle weight restriction to vehicles of more than 7.5 tonnes between junctions 1 and 3 in both directions, except for Games traffic. This will remain in place until further notice.

For a map of tomorrow’s roads hotspots and day by day information for each day of the Games, please click here

Roads in and around the following areas will be the busiest tomorrow and should be avoided if possible:

A4 Corridor (Earls Court)
Shepherd’s Bush Roundabout to Fulham Broadway, Turnham Green and Knightsbridge

A40/A406 (Wembley Stadium and Arena)
Neasden to Acton and Hanger Lane

Blackwall Tunnel (Greenwich and Royal Artillery Barracks)
All approaches to the Blackwall Tunnel

Greenwich town centre (Greenwich Park)

Stratford (Olympic Park)


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