Olympics transport hailed as success

London’s transport network has been praised by the Road Haulage Association (RHA) after little disruption was felt by freight services across the capital. As London’s extensive transport networks already caters for approximately 8 million, there were concerns expressed before the Games that transport across the city would buckle under the pressure of holding such a sporting event, with both the public and businesses set to suffer. But members of the public, together with the written press and various business organisations, have been quick to praise the transport system after there were no reports of major disruptions across the two weeks. Even despite areas of the Tube network reporting their highest volumes of traffic ever across certain days, the system still ran smoothly and efficiently. The Road Haulage Association’s Chief Executive, Geoff Dunning, felt that Transport for London (TfL) had handled the last few weeks admirably, “I am absolutely thrilled that an event of this magnitude was delivered on time and without any discernible problems”. He added: “Whether by public transport or use of the Olympic Route Network, they certainly fulfilled their task of keeping London moving and it’s good to know that based on the past two weeks, the Paralympics will run equally smoothly."