The Olympic Route Network - Greenwich - A102 Blackwall Tunnel to Sun in the Sands & North Greenwich Arena to Blackwall Lane

Closed 8 Jul 2011

Opened 8 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 ORN and PRN will provide a link between all Olympic and Paralympic competition venues in Greenwich: North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks and Greenwich Park, as well as the route to the Olympic Park and west end.  

Engagement Exercise

TfL undertook an engagement exercise from 6 June to 8 July 2011 for the ORN in Greenwich. 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 six drop in sessions.

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 for the arrival and departure of the Games Family.

TfL will work with London 2012 delivery partners and the London Borough of Greenwich to review the need for parking permits on Maze Hill. We will also look into providing appropriate signing for the Charlton Park Lane weight restrictions and allowing buses into proposed Games Lanes on Shooters Hill Road leading up to Sun in the Sands.

Following a request from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Millennium Way north of Edmund Halley Way will be restricted 24 hours a day except for Games vehicles and access to Tunnel Avenue.

The plans for this section of the ORN/PRN may be subjected to further enhancement once the operating details of all the London 2012 competition venues for Greenwich 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.

Once detailed proposals are finalised, we will continue to work with you to respond to your concerns and try to find solutions. Extensive travel Information before andduring the Games will help you plan ahead and prepare for this once in a lifetime event.


  • Greenwich


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


  • Traffic Management