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Transport and deliveries during the Olympics


London’s hospitality sector faces many challenges during the Olympics. The Olympic Route Network stretches through most of central London and also to outlying venues. There will be road closures and turnings changed, with special night-time deliveries and out-of-hours deliveries, with big staffing implications for London’s 5,000 pubs and other businesses, which serve 62 million pints of beer to London’s pubgoers and visitors, every month.


To help organisations deal with this change, Transport for London (TfL) has developed a code of practice for out-of-hours delivery and servicing during the Games.


This code of practice provides businesses and delivery companies with simple, practical guidance on how to minimise noise from night-time deliveries. It is relevant to all sectors and is in three parts:


• General guidance about what to consider
• Measures to reduce noise at the delivery point
• Measures for drivers


The code covers best practice in minimising noise from delivery and servicing activity. However, each delivery point and type of delivery may have its own particular issues. It is important that these are reviewed and specific noise reduction measures introduced if required.


You can access the official Olympic and Paralympic route network and the TFL Code of Practise on deliveries below.


Additionally, TFL and the different transport networks have joined forces with a specialised website 'Get Ahead of the Games' which provides advice and guidance on travel and transport during the Olympics. This will help to assist people with journey planning and to avoid unncessary congestion and delays.


This website can also be accessed below.


Resources

» TFL Code of Practice on Deliveries during the Olympics
» Olympic and Paralympic Route Network
» Get Ahead of the Games