The men’s Olympic triathlon will close down much of London’s West End tomorrow (7 August). Hyde Park is the host location for the triathlon, and athletes will complete a cycle circuit that takes in Buckingham Palace and the Wellington Arch. The event will start at 11:30am and finish at around 2:00pm. Roads for the event will start to close at 2:00am, with Hyde Park Corner closing at 6:00am, reopening again as soon as it is safe to do so. The […]
9) Ian Wainwright, head of freight and fleet delivery, TfL With 18 years logistics industry experience under his belt, Ian Wainwright understands freight. As road freight programme manager at TfL during the lead up to the London 2012 Games, he bridged the gap between the road transport industry and the public sector and ensured operators could keep moving goods around the Capital during the world’s biggest sporting event.
With a little over four months to go before the Olympics starts, Motor Transport and Commercial Motor want to know how prepared you are for the disruption the Games will cause to deliveries. How much impact do you expect the Games to have? What actions have you taken to prepare your operation? As part of our monthly Trucking Britain Out Of Recession survey, we also want to know about your relationship with your bank, and whether you’re finding it difficult […]
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 […]