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London 2012: Help available but businesses need to help themselves, says TfL

By Peter Ruddick , 01-Feb-2012
Last updated on 01-Feb-2012 at 10:29 GMT2012-02-01T10:29:06Z

Transport help for hospitality businesses during the Olympics is available but TfL told BigHospitality businesses also need to help themselves plan for London 2012

Transport help for hospitality businesses during the Olympics is available but TfL told BigHospitality businesses also need to help themselves plan for London 2012

The director of London 2012 games transport at Transport for London, Mark Evers, has told BigHospitality transport help and advice is available for restaurants, hotels and bars and pubs but hospitality businesses also need to help themselves.

With less than six months to go until the opening ceremony businesses urgently need to look at how their staff will get to work, how they will accept deliveries and whether they need to change how they operate when the transport network becomes busier, according to TfL.

Some of the tips include changing staff rotas or delivery times, stockpiling non-perishable goods or attending one of the 200 plus workshops that are being organised but Evers said it was individual businesses that were best placed to know exactly how they should be preparing for London 2012.

BigHospitality's Top 5 ways to prepare your business for transport during the Olympics:

  1. Find out if your business is on or near the Olympic Route Network .
  2. Look at the anticipated hotspots for roads and public transport .
  3. Use the London 2012 travel advice for business website to make an action plan.
  4. Find out how other businesses are preparing including The Living Room's plans for out of hour deliveries.
  5. Book a place on one of the TfL transport for business workshops .
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