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ODA announces biggest-ever park-and-ride

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The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced there will be over 30,000 parking spaces across 18 car parks in five zones during the Olympic Games for the UK’s biggest ever park-and-ride scheme.

The scheme is aimed at spectators who may find it difficult to make their journey to and from the games by public transport, particularly outside London. Buses provided by FirstGroup will transport passengers between the car parks and venues. The five zones are London, Weymouth, Eton Dorney, Lee Valley White Water Centre and Hadleigh Farm.

ODA director of transport Hugh Sumner says: “The vast majority of park-and-ride sites have now been agreed with landowners and by the end of the year we will have a comprehensive network of car parks for spectators to use as a halfway house to get to and from their events.

“This will help us achieve our aim of making London 2012 a public transport Games.”

• Eurolines will next month announce enhanced Olympic coach services from Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels to Ebbsfleet with onward rail connections to the main games site at Stratford.

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