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Rail travellers get specialist London 2012 Olympics sites

Sports fans travelling to the UK for the London 2012 Olympic Games are to be offered a unique website allowing them to book up to a year in advance.

Launched earlier, the site will offer tickets to London and other host cities on the East Coast route - including Newcastle and Glasgow - for travel between July 18th and September 14th 2012.

East Coast commercial & customer service director, Peter Williams, said: “East Coast is expecting a large number of people to travel to London, Newcastle and Glasgow for London 2012 Games events and they can now book their travel on any one of our trains more than 12 months in advance.

“Throughout the duration of the Games, East Coast will operate additional services including two early morning services to London King’s Cross, one from Newcastle and one from Leeds, as well as four late evening services out of London to Yorkshire and the North East.

“In addition, we will also run one additional morning and late night service during the Paralympic Games.”

Ticketed spectators travelling to London 2012 Games events in and around London will also be given a Games Travelcard with their Games event ticket, allowing travel within zones 1–9 on most National Rail and Transport for London services throughout the day of their event.

London 2012 Games ticket holders for events at co-Host City venues outside of London will not receive a Games Travelcard to use on public transport.


Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

London.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.