Olympic National Rail travel bulletin: Tuesday 7 August07/08/2012
On a busy Day 11 of the Olympics, train companies are providing significant amounts of extra capacity to get hundreds of thousands of spectators to events and home again.
• Train companies are providing 571,276 extra seats and over 4.1 million seats in total today.
• With spare trains and drivers on standby, train companies have been able to react quickly when stations become busy to provide extra capacity when needed.
• More than 300 extra customer information screens have been set up at stations in and around London to provide passengers with the most up-to-date travel information.
The Transport Co-Ordination Centre, set up specifically for the 2012 Games, keeps transport operators informed of each other’s plans and how people are using the public transport system, and helps operators provide passengers with the most up-to-date travel information.
Over the Olympics, rail users are advised to plan ahead before travelling by visiting the Get Ahead of the Games website and to give themselves plenty of extra time to get to their final destination.
As at midday today, 95% of services were running to schedule across the network.
To get the latest real-time rail travel information, passengers should use the National Rail Enquiries (NRE) service, paid for and run by train companies, which they can access on the move.
• Download the free NRE apps foriPhone andAndroid smartphones, giving instant access to real time running information, journey planning and information on any disruption.
• Visit the nationalrail.co.uk website to access live train departures boards and journey planners and to search for local operators’ trains.
• Follow NRE on Twitter or their train company here.
• ‘Like’ NRE’s dedicatedFacebook page.
• Call NRE’s automated TrainTracker service on 0871 200 49 50.
Notes to Editors:
Train performance is determined by a measurement called PPM (Public Performance Measure). It combines figures for punctuality and reliability into a single performance measure. PPM is the percentage of trains on time compared to the total number of trains planned.
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