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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hell On Earth

It seems that for those who normally work and live in London, the period during which next year's Olympic games will be held is going to feel like hell on earth.

There will be an estimated population influx of two million people to the capitol during the period of the games (27 June - 16 September).

Continuity Central warn that organisations should prepare themselves for disruptions due to the expected influx of journalists, athletes and tourists into the country.

It is estimated that there will be half a million extra public transport journeys in London a day. On top of this many major roads will be closed due to sporting activities and movements of people.

Paul Eskriett, Principal Security and Contingency Planning Advisor from The City of London Corporation, warned:

"It is essential that your organisation fully prepares for the event. There will be up to three hour delays on public transport, potential terrorist activity, criminal activity, public disorder and domestic extremism."

It seems that the best thing to do will be to leave town during the games.

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1 comment:

  1. It's interesting to see how this event is potentially going to affect the Capital when you compare it with other countries. I was in Berlin in 2006 for the last (real) Love Parade, and apparently 1,000,000 turned up for the weekend to party, although you'd never have guessed. I landed at Berlin Airport without problems, got a train into the city centre without problems, and on the parade day itself, Berlin just operated as normal. The only delay I ever experienced was in the bierkellers which took a little longer to pour that delicious purity-guaranteed lager.

    One can only hope that London will cope, but I think we all know that it won't..