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Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 Are you prepared?. Torch Relay through Kent:. Torch relay with torch bearers through 33 communities Torch in convoy mode between communities Short or minimal road closures in communities Convoy travels at least 10mph less than speed limit

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torch relay through kent
Torch Relay through Kent:
  • Torch relay with torch bearers through 33 communities
  • Torch in convoy mode between communities
  • Short or minimal road closuresin communities
  • Convoy travels at least 10mphless than speed limit
  • Presenting Partner advance activation 20 – 60 minutes ahead of the convoy

Olympics27 July – 12 August – biggest sporting event in the world (9 m tickets) Paralympics 29 August – 9 September – 3rd biggest sporting event in the world (2 m tickets)

For Olympics:

  • Estimated 28% of tickets from the South of the UK (approx 150,000 per day)
  • Overall estimate of people in Kent at busiest 24 hour periods of the Olympic Games is 200,000+ (resident population in Kent and Medway is 1.7 million)
ticketed spectators from europe mode of travel olympics all europe near mainland europe 265 000
Ticketed spectators from Europe - mode of travel (Olympics)All Europe Near Mainland Europe > 265,000

Sports tourists – (non-ticketed) expected to be up to 200,000

From 2012 Transport Presentation, Bayo Dosunmu, Head of Transport Planning

transport to venues
Transport to Venues
  • Ebbsfleet9 ½ minutes to Olympic Park (official London 2012 Park and Rail service, up to 14,000 passengers every hour)
  • Extended peak and longer operating hours:

Morning peak 7:30 -10:00, afternoon 17:00 – 19:00, evening peak 20:00-23:00

  • Discouraging car travel to venues (except blue badge)
  • 80% will travel by rail
  • 2012 Games coach services
  • Port of Dover and Channel Tunnel at capacity
  • Strategic and local Park-&-Ridesites
what does this mean for kent
What does this mean for Kent?
  • All Hotel, B&B, Guest Houses, camping and caravanning sites will be full
  • Different timetables for trains and, in some areas, buses
  • Much more traffic – rail and roads will be very busy
  • Getting around will take longer
  • Supply chain may be affected
paralympics ticketed spectators from europe
Paralympics Ticketed spectators from Europe
  • 60,000 tickets to overseas spectators
  • 95% of overseas spectators from Europe
  • France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium account for almost 70% of all overseas spectators
  • Peak overseas arrivals 3,500 spectators onDay 2 & 3
  • Larger groups (schools and special needs groups)
  • Increased wheelchair seating capacity at venues
paralympic road cycling at brands hatch west kingsdown 3 8 sept training day on 19 june
Paralympic road cycling at Brands Hatch/ West Kingsdown 3-8 Sept.(+ training day on 19 June)
  • Road closures: A20 near entrance to Brands Hatch to Scratchers Lane, Scratchers Lane and Fawkham Road closed
  • Extensive diversion viaA25, A225
  • Local access toWest Kingsdown and local traffic management
  • All local businesses informed
  • Leaflet to residents w/c 21 May
way forward prepare from now for business as usual and higher demand
Way forward – prepare from NOWfor business as usual and higher demand
  • Ensure adequate staff cover throughout
  • Ensure most vulnerable clients identified
  • Know about the expected impact on traffic and transport – everything will take longer
  • Ensure all staff are aware of contingency plans
  • Consider buddy arrangements for service delivery if necessary
  • Adjust staff rotas if necessary
  • Ensure supply chain resilience
  • Keep Olympics resilience on the agenda
communication of information
Communication of information
  • So far:- January 2012: business continuity advice and checklist- March 2012:Torch route street level detail and wider information
  • Way forward: - disseminate further information when available (e.g. access to West Kingsdown)
  • Ensure your contact details on Kent Care Directory are up to date and emails regularly checked
  • Feed back any concerns
Be aware of events in neighbouring Counties or London Boroughs – they may impact on Kent- North Greenwich Arena- Greenwich Park- Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich
  • Look at local papers and

listen to local media for information on local celebrations and events and up to date newsand traffic


Useful websites:www.london2012.comhttp://www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay-maphttp://www.london2012.com/documents/venue-documents/brands-hatch-route-map.pdfwww.kent.gov.ukwww.kentsport.org/london2012/for news, Kent events calendar, sport and training camps, tourism and transport, business continuitywww.getaheadofthegames.com/for travel information