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Olympics 2012

The Olympic Games ran for 16 days from

Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 12 August 2012,

with the Paralympic Games running for 12 days from

Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 9 September 2012


The nearest station to each venue is listed below


Holder of tickets for a Games event in London received a one-day Games Travelcard for the day of that event :

Olympic Park -

Stratford Regional or Stratford International


Holder of tickets for a Games event outside London were able to use their Games Travelcard to travel between London and the recommended rail station for those venues, no additional fare was payable :

Hadleigh Farm - Leigh-on-Sea (30 minute walk or shuttle bus)

Eton Dorney - Slough, Windsor & Eton, or Maidenhead

Lee Valley White Water Centre - Cheshunt (20 minute walk or shuttle bus)


Holders of tickets for a Games event at a co-Host City venue did not receive a Games Travelcard

Weymouth and Portland - Weymouth

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (Wales) - Cardiff Central

City of Coventry Stadium - Coventry (over one hours walk or bus)

Old Trafford, Manchester - Manchester Piccadilly (bus or Metrolink tram)

St James’ Park, Newcastle  - Newcastle Central (walk or bus)

Hampden Park, Glasgow (Scotland) - Mount Florida


Users also benefited from being able to rebook train tickets if their Olympic or Paralympic event was rescheduled to another time or date

Those wishing to change their booking for any other reason were also able to do so, paying only the difference in fare between their original and replacement ticket

No rebooking fee was applied


East Coast :

Spectators could chose to return on a later East Coast service than booked if an event ran late, or they were delayed

Their ticket was valid for up to three hours after the original service booked, or by the first available journey if none was scheduled sooner


Games Travel tickets could be purchased for travel between 18 July and 14 September 2012


Additional travel information :


East Midlands Trains retimed several services to run later into the evening for visitors to the Opening and Closing Ceremony
Full details


Virgin Trains ran additional or retimed services to/from London Euston

23:30 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
23:45 London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
00:10 London Euston to Wolverhampton
00:30 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly
01:00 London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street
01:10 London Euston to Wolverhampton
01:30 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly


Saturday Only 23:10 London Euston to Birmingham New Street


Sunday Only 06:50 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

Sunday Only 06:55 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
Sunday Only 07:05 Wolverhampton to London Euston