Tanni Grey-Thompson and transport companies to discuss London’s Olympic legacy

12 November 2012

Record numbers of passengers travelled in London during the Olympics – with 60 million journeys made on the Tube alone, up 30 per cent on normal levels[1]. Performance was also at record high levels[2].

What successful strategies from the Olympics and Paralympics can be used to improve day-to-day transport? How can the £7.2 billion invested in transport deliver a better service for passengers in the future?

Members of the Assembly’s Transport Committee will tomorrow question guests on the London 2012 transport legacy for the capital.

10:00 am: 2012 transport legacy

  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Transport for London (TfL), Board member
  • Mark Evers, Director of Games Transport, TfL
  • Dave Ward, Olympic Delivery Director, Network Rail
  • Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)

The Transport Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, 13 November from 10am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors:

  1. During the Olympics, the Tube carried over 60 million passengers (30 per cent more than usual) with, the DLR carried over seven million passengers (more than double the usual number), and London Overground carried nearly six million passengers (47 per cent more than normal).
  2. Tube performance had service reliability of 97 per cent; the DLR, 99 per cent; and London Overground, 98 per cent. TfL reported that public transport performed well because, as planned, around one-third of regular users changed their behaviour.
  3. The Transport Committee is conducting an investigation into 2012 transport legacy. Following this meeting, the Committee will publish its findings on the operation of the transport system during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the transport legacy. This report will include recommendations on actions that the Mayor and TfL should take to maximise its impact.
  4. Read full agenda papers for the meeting.
  5. Caroline Pidgeon AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview. Contact details below.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For more details, please contact Sheena Craig in the Assembly Media Office on 020 7983 4603/4283. For out of hours media enquiries please call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit, Greater London Authority, on 020 7983 4100.