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Olympic transport plan launched

London 2012's transport plan was launched yesterday aiming for 100% of spectators to visit the games using public transport.
The Plan outlines that:One train every 15 seconds will serve the Park, with the rail system carrying 240,000 people per hour an increase of 100,000 on the usual daily rate; The Javelin rail service, the bullet train at the heart of the rail plans, will speed spectators from Central London to Stratford International Station in the Olympic Park in just 7 minutes; London will use an Olympic Route Network of major roads to transport the athletes and other members of the 'Olympic Family' to ensure that they get to their venues on time; Transport plans will be sustainable, minimising environmental impacts wherever possible. The on-going renewal of the bus, train and taxi fleets will ensure that London's transport is at the forefront of low emissions technology and walking and cycling will be encouraged - with new cycle lanes and walking routes connecting the Park into the wider London networks.Olympic Delivery Authority chief executive David Higgins said:'Historically the Lower Lea Valley has suffered from poor transport links and this has been a major obstacle to its redevelopment.'These transport improvements for the Games will help transform the Lower Lea Valley to one of the best connected areas in the capital, bringing economic and social benefits that go far beyond 2012, and far beyond sport.'Early consultation with a wide range of stakeholders will encourage challenge and improve our plans. We are determined that London 2012 will leave a legacy to be proud of.'The draft plan will be out to consultation until February 2 2007, with a full plan published in summer 2007.A further two revised transport plans are expected to be published in 2009 and 2011.

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