Olympic Transport

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please will you provide me with a breakdown of how many people travelled to the Olympic Park during the Olympics and the Paralympic via buses, the London Underground, the DLR, the London Overground, Mainline trains, the Javelin, river transport, by bicycle or on foot?


Answer for Olympic Transport

Answer for Olympic Transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 4.47 million spectators visited the Olympic Park. Approximately 86 per cent (3.8 million) are estimated to have travelled by rail services including London Underground, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services. Of these, around 12 per cent used Javelin services. It is not possible to give a further split of passengers by service as ticket gates were frequently left open to maximise station throughput.

Of the remainder, around 5 per cent of spectators used park-and-ride, private/chartered coaches, direct coach services or Blue Badge parking. An estimated 1-2 per cent walked and a further 1-2 percent cycled to their events. The remaining 5 per cent used other modes including local buses, river services, taxis and private hire vehicles.

It should be noted that there was variation in these figures by day of the Games.