June 19 2013 Latest news:
Sarah Shaffi, Olympics editor (news)
Friday, August 3, 2012
Westfield Stratford City will continue to be closed to the general public and central London will be extremely busy on “Super Saturday”.
The eighth day of the Games will have 25 medals up for grabs.
Public transport, in particular the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the Jubilee and Central lines, will be very busy throughout the day, Transport for London (TfL) has advised. The Jubilee and Metropolitan lines will be busy from 1200 to 1600 between central London and Wembley.
Westfield Stratford City will only be accessible to spectators with, or collecting, Games tickets, accredited workers or those using hospitality venues between 10.30am and 5pm.
TfL is advising people to “avoid the area and enjoy the shopping and cultural attractions at numerous other locations across London”.
There will be road closures in place in central London as non-ticketed spectators watch the women’s triathlon at 9am and the men’s race walk at 5pm, which are both road events.
The women’s triathlon will take place on roads around Hyde Park followed by the men’s triathlon rehearsal and the men’s 20km race walk, which is taking place around Constitution Hill and The Mall later in the day.
There will be road closures and restrictions in place from 3.30am.
People are advised to avoid driving near Hyde Park Corner throughout the day. Hyde Park Corner will close at 5.30am but Piccadilly underpass will remain open throughout.
London’s Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy, said: “Saturday will be one of the busiest days of the Games so far with well over 200,000 spectators and workforce expected at the Olympic Park alone, so I urge people to avoid the area unless you are attending a Games event.
“With the women’s Triathlon and the men’s 20km Race Walk taking place on Saturday there will be road closures in London, so please avoid driving in central London where possible and continue to use GetAheadoftheGames.com to plan your journeys.”