London Underground carries a phenomenal 47 million in first 12 days of the 2012 Olympic Games

10 August 2012  •  Source: Transport for London (TfL)

Over the first 12 days of the Olympic period (from 28 July), London Underground carried 46.95 million journeys – an increase of 11.05 million (30 per cent) compared with same period last year.

  • Weekend Tube traffic has seen the biggest percentage increase with last Sunday being 77 per cent higher than last year
  • Day 15 of the 2012 Olympic Games – Saturday 11 August sees Race Walk events in Central London and the Football final at Wembley
  • Central London will be busy with non-ticketed spectators watching the two Race Walk events
  • The DLR will be very busy throughout the day as spectators travel between Greenwich Park and the Olympic Park to watch Modern Pentathlon events
  • Hyde Park and Victoria Park Live Sites are open again. There are a number of stations that can be used to access the Hyde Park Live Site including Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park
  • On Sunday Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will, after 8pm, only be accessible to accredited workers and members of the public with or collecting Games tickets or attending hospitality venues
  • Sporting action isn’t the only way to get involved in London 2012 – there are fantastic live sites, free concerts, restaurants and bars, great West End plays and other attractions too. Check out www.london2012.com/joinin
  • Commuters should plan ahead and avoid the busiest stations at the busiest times with the latest travel advice from www.GetAheadoftheGames.com and tfl.gov.uk

Saturday 11 August will be another packed day of cultural and sporting events, with action taking place across the city, with Race Walks in central London, football in Wembley and spectators travelling between Greenwich Park and the Olympic Park to watch Modern Pentathlon and Diving events.

This comes as the transport network continues to serve record numbers of passengers as Londoners and visitors make the most of London’s attractions.

Over the 12 days of the Olympic period starting Saturday 28 July, London Underground carried 46.95 million journeys – an increase of 11.05 million (30 per cent) compared with the same period last year.

Weekend Tube traffic has seen the biggest percentage increase with last Sunday being 77 per cent higher than last year, and Tuesday saw more than 4.5 million Tube journeys – the highest number in the Tube’s history.

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