London 2012 Olympics ticket holders urged to book travel

London 2012 Olympics ticket holders urged to book travel

Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards advised London 2012 ticket holders this week to book their travel to the Games to avoid disappointment.

“The athletes realise just how near they are to the Games. Spectators need to realise that too – and get moving,” said Edwards.

Spectators are being encouraged to think now about how they will travel to their events this summer, as the transport system will be very busy with thousands more visitors expected, particularly in London.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has been working closely with Britain’s rail operators, bus companies and local authorities to offer exclusive train tickets, dedicated coach services and special park-and-ride sites for spectators heading to the Olympic Park and other venues.

Booking tickets now means that spectators can secure the best prices and options before they run out.

The ODA’s director of transport, Hugh Sumner, said: “We all sometimes leave things until the last moment. But spectators from across the UK who have been successful in getting tickets for the Olympic or Paralympic Games should make a move now to ensure a smooth and value-for-money journey.

“Leaving buying tickets until May, June or July could mean not being able to book on special Games services and therefore taking the risk of having to pay more and losing the extra flexibility these tickets offer.”