On your marks, get set… go!

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Bob Kiley, London’s Transport Commissioner

Transport for London gears up for the best ever connected games.

Following on from the summer issue of Eurotransport in which Hugh Sumner – Transport for London’s Director of Olympic Transport – relished the prospect of presenting the Capital’s public transportation plan on behalf of the UK bid team to the IOC in Singapore, it is only fitting that we bring matters up to date in this issue. Hugh’s compelling pitch revealed the ambitious vision of a totally integrated transport system, capable of responding to the needs of many hundreds of athletes and their entourages, tens of thousands of spectators and the world’s massed media amounting to an estimated half-a-million extra visitors from overseas, all of whom would be descending on the capital in unprecedented numbers. Furthermore, London’s public transport will be free to all Olympic spectators; from dusk till dawn, those with a valid ticket to any Games event in London can travel on London’s public transport for free.

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