Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards advisedLondon 2012 ticket holders this week to book their travel to the Games to avoid disappointment.
“The athletes realise just how near they are to the Games. Spectators need to realise that too – and get moving,” said Edwards.
Spectators are being encouraged to think now about how they will travel to their events this summer, as the transport system will be very busy with thousands more visitors expected, particularly in London.
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has been working closely with Britain’s rail operators, bus companies and local authorities to offer exclusive train tickets, dedicated coach services and special park-and-ride sites for spectators heading to the Olympic Park and other venues.
Booking tickets now means that spectators can secure the best prices and options before they run out.
The ODA’s director of transport, Hugh Sumner, said: “We all sometimes leave things until the last moment. But spectators from across the UK who have been successful in getting tickets for the Olympic or Paralympic Games should make a move now to ensure a smooth and value-for-money journey.
“Leaving buying tickets until May, June or July could mean not being able to book on special Games services and therefore taking the risk of having to pay more and losing the extra flexibility these tickets offer.”
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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. London will become the first city to officially host the modern Olympic Games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and in 1948.
London was elected as the host city on 6 July 2005 during the 117th IOC Session in Singapore, defeating Moscow, New York City, Madrid and Paris after four rounds of voting. The successful bid was headed by former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe.
The Olympics prompted a redevelopment of many of the areas of London in which the games are to be held – particularly themed towards sustainability – while the budgetary considerations have generated some criticism.
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