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Latest Olympic travel information for London Bridge, Southwark and Waterloo

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Olympic organisers and transport operators have published their final assessment of how the city's tube and rail services will be affected by this summer's Olympic and Paralympic games.

Full details of the likely disruption to Londoners' travel have now been published on which has been updated to include an assessment of how the capital's National Rail stations will cope with extra passengers travelling to and from games events.

"London is going to operate very differently this summer, with the capital transforming into a giant games-time cultural and sporting venue," says London transport commissioner Peter Hendy.

"As the competition and events programme moves around we need to manage demand on the transport network, which will be very busy and at certain times and certain places will be much busier than usual.

"All of us who live, work or travel in London need to check to see if the tube, train or DLR stations we regularly use will be affected by the impact of the Games, and start making plans to avoid 'hotspot' stations at the times they are expected to be in high demand."

Passengers are advised to retime their journeys or consider cycling, walking or catching the bus instead of using the tube.

London Bridge

London Bridge Station will be exceptionally busy 7am-9.30am and 4pm-9.30pm seven days a week throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Spectators travelling to and from venues in the Olympic Park, ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park and the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich will pass through or change trains here and the Jubilee line at London Bridge will be particularly busy. Passengers travelling into London with Southeastern are advised to stay on the train to Cannon Street or Charing Cross rather than using London Bridge to change onto the tube.

The mainline station is expected to be extremely busy most days throughout the games from 7.30am to 12 noon and 3.30pm to 8pm.

During busy periods a one-way system will operate in the station as well as queuing arrangements and access control to the station to prevent overcrowding.

• See detailed Underground and National Rail information for London Bridge


Waterloo Station will be exceptionally busy throughout the Games as it is a key interchange station for spectators, particularly those travelling to Eton Dorney for rowing, the cycling time trial event at Hampton Court, the sailing at Weymouth, the tennis at Wimbledon or those arriving for events in central London including beach volleyball, the triathlon and the cycle road races. The station will particularly busy between 7.30 and 10am on weekday mornings throughout the Olympics and Paralympic Games.

• See detailed Underground and National Rail information for Waterloo


Southwark Underground Station will be exceptionally busy throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the morning and evening peaks as spectators will use the Jubilee line through this station to access venues in the Olympic Park, at ExCeL and North Greenwich Arena. The station is expected to be busiest 7am-10.30am and 5pm-9pm on weekdays during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

• See detailed information for Southwark

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