News Tagged With: 2012-summer-olympics
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August 23, 2012

Nearly 1 million used London public transit during Olympics

According to London 2012 organizers, 900,000 people used public transit provided by the Olympic Delivery Authority, including shuttles, special light rail and bike routes. The subway saw a record 60 million users during the Games.


July 31, 2012

Olympic VIP lanes unused, many turn to public transit

Despite congestion fears for the first full weekday of the Games, many Londoners found underground trains and main stations were quieter than usual – not least because transit planners issued dire warnings of possible long lines.


July 25, 2012

London subway, trains face major Olympic test

Officials expecting up to three million more journeys a day. Britain spent over $10 billion upgrading the transit system, which includes some parts of the underground system dating back to the 1860s.


July 23, 2012

Union workers vow to strike during Olympic Games

Workers from passport inspectors to train drivers would strike or cut their hours over issues ranging from pension-plan contributions to bonuses for extra work during the Games.


May 31, 2012

Disabled visitors using transit face hurdles for London Olympics

Despite the bus system being equipped with ramps and low-floor access for wheelchair users, critics have complained that drivers have refused to pick them up.


May 17, 2012

London cable car system may not be ready for Olympics

The 1,000-yard gondola lift line crosses the River Thames in east London and is planned to be both a commuter route and a tourist attraction.


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