The Olympic Route Network - Olympic Park - A12 Leytonstone to Bromley-by-Bow

Closed 8 Jul 2011

Opened 6 Jun 2011


Transport for London is engaging on temporary changes to the way some roads will operate for the London 2012 Games next summer.

The roads are part of the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network (ORN/PRN) which will link Games venues and accommodation. They will be used to transport key participants, like athletes, officials, media and others working at the Games to their destinations on time. They will be open to general traffic and will be kept clear of obstructions, such as planned road works.  In addition, to keep traffic moving on these priority routes, there will be some temporary changes to the way the road can be used.

The Olympic Route Network is needed around on the A12 from Leytonstone to Bromley-by-Bow and around the Olympic Park.

Engagement Exercise

TfL undertook an engagement exercise between 9 June and 8 July 2011 for the section of ORN known as Olympic Park – A12 Leytonstone to Bromley-by-Bow. We wrote to residents and businesses within 400m of the ORN/PRN as well as local passenger and resident groups and other key stakeholders seeking their feedback on the proposals for the temporary changes to the roads in this area.  We also held nine drop-in sessions in conjunction with the section of ORN/PRN known as TOG V8 Lee Interchange to Bow Roundabout.

Thank you to those who took part in the engagement exercise, replying by our website, in writing, via the telephone or attending our drop-in sessions.

The views of those who responded have been recorded in the engagement report which can be found here.

In considering the feedback provided, the ORN’s operating times and dates have been reviewed. The ORN and PRN will only operate during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and shortly before and after them to accommodate the arrival and departure of the Games Family.

In addition, the proposed restriction of access from the A12 Lea Interchange to New Spitalfields Market remains under review until further details affecting the access proposals for the Olympic Park are clarified with LOCOG the Olympic organisers.

The plans for this section of the ORN/PRN may be subjected to further enhancement once the operating details of the Olympic Park are finalised.

What happens next

A formal consultation period will take place as part of the process of introducing Traffic Regulation Orders, which are required by law to enforce the proposed changes. This is due to start on or around 28 October 2011 and notices of the proposals will be published in local newspapers, on lampposts along the route and on the TfL website, which will provide a further  opportunity to comment.


  • Hackney
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs


  • Traffic Management