London 2012 disabled spectators urged to plan travel

With just a few weeks until the start of the Olympic Games in London, disabled spectators are being reminded to make sure they plan their travel to venues as soon as possible.

The Olympic Delivery Authority, the London Organising Committee, Transport for London (TfL), Network Rail and the Association of Train Operating Companies are advising everyone to make sure they book rail travel now as well as any Blue Badge parking.

Peter Hendy, London's transport commissioner, said: "The London 2012 Games will be the most accessible ever held and we've invested to improve accessibility across London's transport network.

"Our staff and travel ambassadors will be on hand to assist people travelling to events and around London, but it is vital that all spectators – particularly those with accessible transport needs – plan their journeys and, if necessary, book their travel in advance."

Anyone enjoying London hotel deals during the Games can use the London 2012 website to work out the best journey between their accommodation and the Olympic venues.

Those lucky enough to be enjoying a stay in central London hotels and to have tickets for the Games, will be able to take advantage of the free Games Travel card.

The card will be valid on public transport in London's travel zones on the day of the ticketed event and can be used on London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, buses, trams and National Rail services as well as the special Javelin service between St. Pancras and Stratford International stations.

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