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The Midlanders guide to getting to the London 2012 Olympics

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Concerned about travel to the Olympics? ITV Central is on hand to provide you with the best ways to get to London 2012 venues from the Midlands.

Rail travel tickets can be booked here

Coach tickets can be booked from across the Midlands

Park and ride must be booked in advance

THE NOTHE, WEYMOUTH:

Rail: Weymouth Station (30 minute walk)

Coach: To Weymouth and Portland (50 minute walk)

Park and ride: Not included in the ticket (30 minute walk)

LONDON:

Buses for all venues are available, check the journey planner for the best way to get there and also the summary of planned changes here.

OLYMPIC PARK:

Rail:

Stratford – around 15-minute walk

Stratford International – around 15-minute walk

West Ham – around 25-minute walk

Underground:

Stratford (Jubilee and Central lines) – around 15-minute walk

West Ham (District and Hammersmith & City lines) – around 25-minute walk

River:

The 2012 Games canal boat service runs along the River Lea to the Olympic Park, docking just 70 metres from the Olympic Stadium. Free travel for wheelchair users is offered.

Coach:

There are 2012 Games coach services running to the Olympic Park from across the Midlands. Services are planned to arrive at the venue for the start of sessions, and must be booked in advance.

Park-and-ride:

Park-and-rail services are available from Ebbsfleet International station, where trains run directly to Stratford International and the Olympic Park.

EARLS COURT:

Underground:

Earls Court (District line) - around 15 minute walk

EXCEL ARENA:

Coach:

Available from a range of locations across the Midlands.

Docklands Light Railway (DLR):

Custom House – around 10-minute walkWest Silvertown – around 15-minute walk

GREENWICH PARK:

National Rail:

Greenwich – around 20-minute walk

Blackheath – around 20-minute walk

Maze Hill (for services from Kent only) – around 10-minute walk

Docklands Light Railway (DLR):

Greenwich - around 20-minute walk

Coach:

Running to the Greenwich Park on cross-country day

HAMPTON COURT PALACE:

National Rail:

Hampton Court - around 5-minute walk to entrance A and 10-minute walk to entrance

River:

The 2012 Games river bus service will run from Kingston to Hampton Court for the Time Trial, with a journey time of 35 minutes. Tickets will be sold on the day at the piers.

HORSE GUARDS PARADE:

National Rail:

Charing Cross – around 10-minute walk

Waterloo – around 20-minute walk

Victoria – around 20-minute walk

Underground:

Charing Cross – around 10-minute walk

Embankment – around 10-minute walk

Green Park – around 20-minute walk

Piccadilly Circus – around 10-minute walk

St James’s Park – around 10-minute walk

Victoria – around 20-minute walk

Westminster – around 15-minute walk

River:

Horse Guards Parade is located close to the River Thames, and Embankment and Westminster Piers are the closest piers to the venue. River services run from Putney in the west and Woolwich Arsenal and Greenwich in the east.

Coach:

Victoria coach station - around 20-minute walk

HYDE PARK:

National Rail:

Paddington – around 20-minute walk

Victoria – around 20-minute walk

Underground:

Bond Street – around 20-minute walk

Edgware Road – around 20-minute walk

Green Park – around 25-minute walk

Hyde Park Corner (for arrival only) – around 5-minute walk

Knightsbridge – around 25-minute walk

Marble Arch (for arrival only) – around 15-minute walk

Paddington – around 20-minute walk

Victoria – around 20-minute walk

Coach:

Victoria Coach Station - around 20-minute walk

LORDS:

Underground:St John’s Wood (Jubilee line) - around 10-minute walk

NORTH GREENWICH ARENA:

National Rail:

Charlton - free shuttle bus to the venue (around 10-minute journey)

Underground:

North Greenwich (Jubilee line) – around 2-minute walk

River:

Departing from piers in central London to Greenwich Pier

THE MALL:

National Rail:

Areas 1 and 3 - Victoria rail station.

Areas 5 and 6 - Charing Cross rail station.

Underground:

For areas 1 and 3 (south):

Victoria – around 20-minute walkWestminster – around 15-minute walk

St James’s Park – around 10-minute walk

For areas 2 and 4 (north):

Green Park – around 10-minute walk

For areas 5 and 6 (Marathon only):

Charing Cross – around 10-minute walk

River:

Westminster Pier is the closest pier to the venue. River services run from Putney in the west and Woolwich Arsenal and Greenwich in the east.

Coach:

Areas 1 and 3 (south) only - Victoria coach station - around 20-minute walk

THE ROYAL ARTILLERY BARRACKS:

National Rail:

Woolwich Arsenal - around 20 minute walk

Docklands Light Railway (DLR):

Woolwich Arsenal DLR - around 20 minute walk

River:

There are scheduled river services departing from piers in central London to Woolwich Arsenal Pier. Weekday services to this pier only operate in the morning and afternoon peaks.

WEMBLEY ARENA:

National Rail:

Wembley Central – around 20-minute walk

Wembley Stadium – around 5-minute walk

London Underground:

Wembley Park – around 10-minute walk

Wembley Central – around 20-minute walk

WEMBLEY STADIUM:

National Rail:

Wembley Central – around 20-minute walk

Wembley Stadium – around 5-minute walk

Underground:

Wembley Park – around 10-minute walk

Wembley Central – around 20-minute walk

WIMBLEDON:

National Rail:

Wimbledon - free shuttle bus running from the station to the venue, or 20-minute walk

London Underground:

Wimbledon – shuttle service or around 20-minute walk

Southfields – around 15-minute walk

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