Dear Transport for London,

What plans do you have to advise residents of travel disruption caused during the Olympic period both in terms of advance notice and where information will be posted and on avoiding unplanned congestion.

Will you be establishing a network of real time road side traffic information boards throughout London?

Will bus stop information boards be geared to give advance notice of delays, diversions and cancellations?

Will Tube and rail stations be equipped with real time travel information boards with a special focus and suggestions for avoidiing Olympic congestion - other than don't travel?

Will a short life radio station be set up solely for travel information during the Olympic periods?

If the answer is negative to any of these please say what is happening and when planned bus, tube, rail and road closures and cancellations are scheduled for.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Heasman

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Heasman

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-1443-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
January 2012 asking for information about Olympic transport early warning
systems.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 16 February 2012.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Are you sure TfL has responded by post?
It appears they have only acknowledged the request and that's been via email.

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Heasman

 

TfL Ref:  FOI-1443-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19
January 2012 asking for information about Olympic transport early warning
systems.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 / Environmental Information Regulations and TfL’s
information access policy. I can confirm that TfL does hold the
information you require.

 

Transport for London plans to advise travellers of conditions on the
transport network during Games time through a range of channels.

 

In the lead up to the Games, detailed information has been made available
to help regular travellers to avoid travel hotspots.  This information is
available via a dedicated website, [1]www.GetAheadoftheGames.com , which
has information on the timing and location of travel hotspots on both the
public transport and road networks.  Proposed enhancements and changes to
the bus network during the Games have already been published as well and
are available at:

 

[2]www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/bus-service-alterations-2012-games.pdf.

 

During the Games themselves, travellers will be advised in real-time of
the operational status of the transport network.  Regular travellers
should check before they travel by using the TfL journey planner
(journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk) and checking live travel news
(www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime), while spectators can find
similar service information by referring to the spectator journey planner
([3]www.london2012.com/visiting/getting-to-the-games/plan-your-travel/spectator-journey-planner).

 

This information will also be made available out on the public transport
network, with service status communicated by electronic notice boards,
station announcements and through station staff.  Changes to bus routes
will be clearly marked, with live service information made available at
bus stops, online and via SMS.  Variable message signs will be used to
communicate information for the road network.

 

There are no plans for a dedicated Games travel radio station.  However,
as is currently the case, live-travel information is fed directly to media
outlets for broadcast.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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