Τρίτη, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2007

London 2012 is calling!!!

London 2012… Olympic games will take place to London. But is this city prepared enough?

According to the official website of London 2012 “London 2012 Games don't just mean 60 days of sport and culture. They're an opportunity to transform one of the most deprived parts of London, and to leave a lasting social, economic and environmental legacy for future generations.”

An Olympic park that will be located in the Lower Law Valley, which will be 2 times the size of Heathrow 5 . Also, an extension at DLR will be the main public constructions.

“The aim is 100% of spectators to get to the games by public transport, cycling or foot”. This will happen by using the upgrade railway lines. DLR is being extended with parts, which are connecting Canning Town- Stratford International and a 2.5 km under the Thames from King George V-Woolwich Arsenal. Furthermore, there will be 55 additional rails cars. In addition, they will take care of the signaling system of Jubilee Line. This will reduce journey times. Moreover, a new entry will take place in London buses. “ibus” will help the passenger with improved predictions at bus stops, real time on board buses. And all this visual and audio in order to help disabled passengers and those who will face problems with the language! Additionally, many spectators will have the opportunity to use River services that will help to transport them along the Thames.

According to the official website 8.6 million tickets will be available for the Olympic games, with another 1.5m for the Para- Olympic Games. Tickets will be available from 2011. Passengers will be having the opportunity to use their ticket for the public transport system too, for the day of the event. Details of how to purchase tickets will be announced nearer the time.

The main point is to make sure that every single visitor will feel like at home without finding any difficulties with the languages or the faith, or culture!!!

So the only thing now is to wait and see if all these plans will be ok to the future, if they will reach the deadlines and finally if these Olympic Games would be such safe as all the previous!!!!