Driver Hire gears up for the Olympics
It’s a little over 100 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics on 27th July. The Games run through to 12th August and will be quickly followed by the Paralympics (29th August to 9th September).
For all sports fans it promises to be a summer to be remembered. And you could say the same thing for anyone involved in transport and logistics, because the Olympics will also have a major impact on the road network in the capital and beyond.
“This is the biggest peace time logistics operation in history,” says Driver Hire’s Chief Executive, Chris Chidley. “During the course of the Games there will be nearly 18,000 athletes and millions of spectators descending on London. There will be road closures, changes to parking restrictions and traffic management. At the heart of this is the Olympic Route Network; a number of key routes which will be sectioned off as clearways and closed to all non-Olympic traffic at particular times during the Games.”
Driver Hire is already well prepared to help customers during the build up – and when the Games are on. “We’re running an Olympic information campaign during spring and summer, Chris continues. “It will include information and advice on how to cope with the daily disruption. Our view is that it’s not just London and the South East that’s likely to be affected. Wherever you are in the UK, if you send vehicles into London, you need to be aware of what’s happening, particularly if deliveries are time critical.”
As a starting point, an excellent range of materials and information is available from Transport for London and the Games organisers.
To find out more, visit the following three websites:
General advice from Transport for London on the impact of the Games
Specific Games advice from Transport for London for the freight industry
Travel advice for consumers and business users
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