Operators can now access a street-by-street guide to the Olympic Torch Relay. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has revealed the detailed route the ”moving roadblock” will take as it travels across the UK. The Olympic Flame will complete a 70-day journey, and with a series of events planned around it, local road congestion is assured. For those planning ahead, Transport for London has also published the road restrictions relating to the Games road races in London.
London’s 109-mile Olympic Route Network (ORN) will commence operation on 25 July, two days ahead of the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium. The ORN will ensure athletes, officials and dignitaries make it to events on time, and features 30 miles of exclusive Games Lanes to facilitate this. London transport commissioner Peter Hendy, who believes the Olympics are a huge opportunity for road transport, says: “The ORN, which is part of the host city contract for the Games, will be […]
The closure of the M4 is now just days from becoming a national embarrassment for Britain, according to the Labour Party. The warning came after the Highways Agency (HA) missed its self-set target to reopen the M4 in central London today. Work to fix a crack within the fabric of the Boston Manor Viaduct, which has seen the M4 closed between junction 2 and 3 since last weekend, is now predicted to be complete “within the next few days”. The […]
City Link’s profit and volumes suffered as it fell victim to lower than expected demand during the Olympic Games. The parcel firm posted a turnover of £76.2m for the three months ending 30 September, a 2.4% increase on the same period in 2011. It is the first time City Link has reported year-on-year growth in the last five years, Managing Director Dave Smith said. It made an adjusted operating loss of £5.5m in the third quarter, a 19.1% rise on […]