The Olympic Route Network - Silvertown Way to ExCel

Closed 8 Jul 2011

Opened 13 May 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 and Paralympic Route Network is needed around the ExCel venue.  

Engagement Exercise

TfL undertook an engagement exercise from 10 May to 8 July 2011 for the section of ORN known as Silvertown Way to ExCel. 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.

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.

The plans for this section of the ORN/PRN may be subjected to further enhancement once the operating details of all Excel venue 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 for formal representations to be submitted.


  • Newham


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


  • Traffic Management