2 JULY 2012
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With just 27 days to go (as of Monday 2 July) East Anglia is getting excited at the prospect of the Olympics focusing on Stratford, the main railway station for the Queen Elizabeth II Park, which is the setting for the majority of the events.
The region’s train operator – Greater Anglia – has printed and published a range of timetable booklets for the Games which are now available from staffed stations and on the website.
There are details of extra late evening and additional weekend services that will be operating. The timetable will be supplemented with extra carriages on many services and extra late-evening trains to destinations including: Bishops Stortford, Harlow, Cambridge, Cheshunt, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Hertford East, Ipswich, Norwich, Shenfield and Southend Victoria, and intermediate stations.
Possibly the quickest route to Stratford is the unheralded Southend Airport line which takes you from Liverpool Street to Stratford in just over six minutes.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has released a helpful Olympic planning guide for business travellers who will be in London during the Games. We show it here in much reduced form but a visit to the CWT web site will produce a full page example available for download. In many respects it is serious but that depends on your point of view. "Leave the car" it says. Fairly obvious. "Move your meeting to outside London." And of course let CWT make the arrangements. www.carlsonwagonlit.co.uk www.getaheadofthegames.com www.greateranglia.co.uk
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