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Concerns over Greenwich Park access during Olympics

October 12, 2011

Concerns have been voiced over how transport links will cope in delivering spectators to Greenwich Park for London Olympic equestrian events next year.

London's transport commissioner, Peter Hendy, told the London Assembly Transport Committee that the broader Greenwich Park area was served by a limited number of train stations.

Particular concerns have been raised over the July 30 cross-country competition, which is part of the three-day event.

Fifty thousand tickets have been issued.

Hendy urged Olympic organisers to ponder how issuing further tickets for the event - it could reportedly accommodate up to 75,000 people - might affect congestion on London's transport network.

A spokesman for the Games organising committee said final ticket numbers for the event will be based around crowd modelling and transport assessments.

 

 

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