Transport for London has, on Monday 23 April, published the very latest information on when and where the Tube network will be at is busiest during this summer's London 2012 Games.
In the borough, Earl's Court Tube station will be exceptionally busy throughout the Games due to the Olympic volleyball events being held at the Earls Court exhibition centre. The station will be particularly busy during the changeover periods between the three daily events from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 12 August. West Brompton, Olympia, South Kensington and Knightsbridge stations will all be busier than usual and exceptionally busy on some or all days of the Olympic period.
The information on the `hotspots' came as those who live, work and travel in the capital were urged to plan and explore their alternative travel options at www.getaheadofthegames.com
Up to three million additional journeys are expected to be made in London alone on the busiest days of the Games, as London transforms into a giant cultural and sporting venue. As a result, transport networks will be very busy.
For the first time, `hotspot' information has been made available for national rail stations. In addition detailed station descriptions have been produced for all the previously announced `hotspot' and key stations (53 additional Tube and DLR and five more London Overground stations in all), showing the impact at day-by-day, half-hour intervals.
Councillor Warwick Lightfoot, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Lead Member for 2012, said: "It is very important that people who live and work in the borough plan for the disruption that will occur. I would urge the public to check out the Get Ahead of the Games website."
London's Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy CBE, said: "London is going to operate very differently this summer, with the capital transforming into a giant Games-time cultural and sporting venue. 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 www.getaheadofthegames.com 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."