For a quick snapshot of our progress to date, take a look at the ‘On Track’ document. It was published today alongside the latest draft of the ‘Transport Plan’, which provides an update for public comment on our transport plans for the Games.
Our work focuses on getting transport services carrying more passengers and making it easier for everyone to use public transport through new lifts, stations, trains and platforms.
Passengers using Stratford Regional Station – the main gateway station to the Games – will have noticed a lot of work taking place. The station has new lifts and wider, longer and clearer platforms. Its new second entrance is also taking shape.
The new high level mezzanine entrance to Stratford Regional Station under construction:
We have also started work to make walking and cycling paths linking London 2012 venues easier and safer to use, as we want to get more people more active.
Work by our delivery partners that we are contributing to is also already benefiting passengers – more than two years out from the Games.
New and improved Docklands Light Railway (DLR) railcars are already in service and will be used to form longer trains by early next year. The DLR’s second crossing under the river to Woolwich Arsenal has opened, while its new extension to Stratford International Station into the heart of the Olympic Park is due to open mid-2010.
We are also looking at ways we can work with train operators to make small changes to timetables so services run later in the evening during the Games to make sure everyone can get home from their event.
Our aim is to get 100 per cent of spectators to the Games by public transport, walking or cycling. We are well on track to provide lots of transport options for everyone.