Transport for the Olympics

Facts and figures for the transportation network for the 2012 Olympic Park

The following are facts and figures for the transportation network used at the Olympic Park in London. 

 

Stratford regional station
  • 100% of spectators getting to the Games by public transport, walking or cycling
  • Three stations - Stratford, Stratford International and West Ham - will accommodate just under 80% of visitors to the Olympic Park
  • Estimated 7 minute journey time for 140mph Javelin rail service from St Pancras International into the Olympic Park during the Games. Service will bring up to 25,000 visitors per hour to and from the Park
  • 120,000 people will travel on up to 200 trains every hour calling at Stratford Regional Station during peak hours of the Games.
  • Stratford Station will become and interchange for 10 rail routes, with 19 platforms - some 200 trains will call at the station each hour (an increase from 125 per hour when the upgrade started), making Stratford one of the best connected parts of London
  • £80 million invested in Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • £2.6 million DLR extension under the Thames to Woolwich Arsenal providing important north-south transport link
  • £10 million spent on over 100 walking and cycling schemes, enhancing facilities for 385,000 spectators to 'ride or stride' to the Games
  • On peak days 10,000 spectators will walk and 4,400 will cycle to the Park and nearby venues
Stratford regional station aeriel view
Stratford regional station aeriel view