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Business travel advice for the games

Business travel advice for the games

During the Games, the transport network will be exceptionally busy and there will be key hotspots you will need to avoid.

The Games will impact staff, visitors, customers and suppliers. To ensure your business continues to operate effectively, you need to plan now. With less than three weeks to go until the Games, there are simple steps you can take to prepare.

Don't Get Caught Out:


Motorists should avoid driving in central London and around Games venues from 15 July and be aware that Olympic Route Network (ORN) restrictions apply from 25 July. On road event days, road closures will be in place from early morning and you will not be able to drive close to or across the race routes.If you intend to travel in the area, you are strongly advised to plan ahead

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July


The Mens and Womens Cycling Road Races will run from central London to Box Hill, Surrey and back, via Fulham, Putney, Richmond, Hampton Court, Weybridge, Woking, Dorking, Leatherhead, Esher and Kingston.

Road closures will apply from 0300. The ORN will operate during this event. Some parts of the ORN will be closed and an alternative ORN route will be in place.

Wednesday 01 August


The Men’s and Women’s Road Cycling Time Trials will start and finish at Hampton Court Palace, passing through East Molesey, West Molesey, Thames Ditton, Esher, Whiteley Village, Hinchley Wood, Surbiton, Kingston, Hampton Wick and Teddington. Road closures will apply from 0530.

Preparing for the Games - top tips


1. Check if you are in an affected area

2. Consider the impacts on your staff, deliveries, customers and visitors. You could minimise the impacts on your business by implementing the following options:


  • Reduce non essential trips and minimise disruption to your staff, suppliers, customers and visitors:
    Encourage staff to work from home or an alternative location

  • Retime essential journeys to avoid busy periods:
    You could manage your deliveries to operate during quieter periods

  • Reroute essential journeys to avoid busy areas:
    Avoid busy stations and roads during the Games

  • Revise mode. Use a different type of transport:
    Avoid the busy transport network and walk or cycle during the Games


3. Write down the measures you will put in place

Writing things down will help you clarify arrangements. A template is available to help you prepare.

4. Communicate your Games-time arrangements
• Make sure staff, suppliers, visitors and customers know about your Games-time arrangements.
• Staff need to consider how their journeys will be affected, encourage them to visit GetAheadoftheGames.com.

Use of communications materials to ensure everyone impacted is aware of your Games plan.

5. Test arrangements before the Games and review measures during the Games and alter if required.

6. Sign up for twice daily transport updates during the Games.

If you would like to register for transport updates in and around London sign up here.

For daily transport updates in and around Eton Dorney or Weymouth and Portland please register here.


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