Olympic VIP travel

MQT on 2012-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2012
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given that all Olympic VIP's will be travelling to the opening ceremony in secure coaches, what steps have you taken to encourage VIPs to travel in this manner throughout the games?


Answer for Olympic VIP travel

Answer for Olympic VIP travel

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Olympic Opening Ceremony is a unique event which has very specific logistical and security requirements which require the movement of large groups of individuals from the same locations to the same destination at agreed time slots. The Games themselves present a very different set of challenges requiring access to venues across London by different Games family at different times of the day in different numbers. LOCOG's transport operation is predicated on moving multiple passengers by coach and bus, including the largest groups, athletes, officials and media. A shared car facility is available for a range of other Games family needing to move between venues throughout each day, and additionally LOCOG provides all Games family members with a Zone 1-6 Oystercard to encourage them to use public transport.