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Contractors: Transport

Volume 478: debated on Monday 23 June 2008

3. To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will have discussions with Transport for London on the use of London Underground by contractors working on the Olympic site. (212560)

The Olympic Park will have an estimated 9,000 workers on-site at peak construction time in 2010. In addition, an estimated 12,000 workers will be operational on the Olympic Village and Stratford City Development sites.

Workers will use a range of public transport including LU to travel to and from the Olympic Park site. In liaison with TfL, the ODA has studied the potential impact of this demand on the London Underground network and concluded that the impact is manageable.

Both the ODA and the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) are working with London Underground (LU) and Transport for London (TfL) to ensure that the plans to transport workers to and from the Olympic Park site are efficient and cause minimum disruption.