London 2012; Lord’s Cricket Ground

Photo: Martijn Giebels

Venue Lord’s Cricket Ground
Olympics London 2012
Capacity 6,500 Seats (Olympics)
Olympic Sports Archery

 

Location

 

Photos

By YorkspotterOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Lord’s Cricket Ground during London 2012

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London 2012; Restoration Carpenters Road Lock (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park) in two videos

 

 

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London 2012; East London is the fastest-growing area of the capital

© Martijn Giebels / Architecture of the Games

 

Press release by the Mayor of London;

New figures released by the Mayor show an economic boom in the 2012 Olympic host boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, with the number of jobs created more than three times the forecast pace of growth in 2013.

The regeneration of East London, led by the London Legacy Development Corporation following the hugely successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has seen a significant increase in the population with more than two million people living in the area – 170,000 more than projected in 2013. It has secured a legacy for all the venues on the Park and built new neighbourhoods, business parks and cultural areas, helping to transform this area of London into a key destination for culture, sport, business and education.

 

You can read the full press release here

London 2012; Wembley Stadium

Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Venue Wembley Stadium
Olympics London 2012
Architect Populous, Foster & Partners
Capacity 90.000
Olympic Sports Football

 

Location

 

Photos

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

London 2012; The growth of Stratford station

Fragment of the London Underground map by Transport for London

Stratford station was the main transport hub for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. In recent years the number of passengers using this station has grown spectacular.

 

Key events around the station in the past decade

  • 2005: London chosen as host for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • 2011: Westfield Stratford City openend
  • 2012: London 2012
  • 2013: East Village (former athletes village) welcomes its first residents
  • 2014: Full opening Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • 2016: Stratford station in ‘zone 2/3’ region. Olympic Stadium reopened

 

Lines serving the station

  • Railway (1839)
  • Central Line (1946)
  • DLR (1987)
  • Jubilee Line (1999)
  • Crossrail (2019)

 

London Underground annual entry and exit

 

DLR annual boardings and alightings

 

National Rail annual entry and exit

 

Photos

By Ewan Munro from London, UK – Stratford station, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link

 

Data: Transport for London and National Rail

London 1948 & 2012; Earls Court Exhibition Centre demolished

Earls Court Exhibition Center, venue for the 1948 and 1948 Olympic Games has been demolished in recent years. The area is now being redeveloped and will accommodate 10,000 new jobs and 7,500 homes. Read more about the redevelopment on this website.

Earls Court Exhibition Centre
Architect: C. Howard Crane
Built: 1935-1937
Expanded: 1991
1948 Olympics: Boxing preliminaries, gymnastics, weightlifting, and wrestling events.
2012 Olympics: Volleyball. 15,000 Seats.

 

Earls Court in 2012

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Earls Court in 2017

Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels
Photo: Martijn Giebels

 

Videos of the demolition

London 2012; Self-driving bus Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in action

Autonomous bus in the Olympic Park

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Update: Also in the Olympic Park of Sydney, a test is conducted with self-driving buses:

London 2012; Autonomous Shuttle Bus Trials Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

 

Today, a public trial of self-driving busses starts at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. You can read the press release below:

AUTONOMOUS SHUTTLE BUS TRIALS

Visitors to the Park in September can take part in a self-driving vehicle trial.

THURSDAY 24 AUGUST 2017

On 19 days throughout September, visitors can test out an innovative new way to explore the Park – on an autonomous shuttle bus, a completely self-driving vehicle.

Those wanting to take part can hop aboard the free service in the north of the Park and experience a new and developing technology. The shuttle buses use state-of-the-art technology, including sensors, cameras and GPS mapping to navigate the route. And while there will be an operator on board to answer questions, the service will be completely autonomous, so everyone on board can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery.

Developed by Navya, a leading name in the progression of smart and sustainable mobility solutions, and delivered at the Park by Keolis, a leading global transport operator, with the support of Engie, Here East and Our Parklife, the 100% electric vehicles are being tested in response to the increasing demand for smart new mobility solutions for busy urban environments. Keolis and Navya have already been trialling the vehicles in France, USA and Denmark and are looking into the possibility of using them in a range of locations including airports, university campuses and shopping centres.

As a centre of innovation and sustainability, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the ideal location to trial this new approach to advanced mobility. Working in partnership with London’s clean-tech industry, the Park is rapidly becoming a world-leading test bed for trialling new approaches to meeting the global city-based challenges of our time. This autonomous vehicle trial is the first in a programme of initiatives that will lead to the trialling of fully autonomous, road-worthy vehicles on the Park by 2019.

Trial Dates:

Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 September 10am to 5pm
Monday 11 to Friday 15 September 10am to 5pm
Sunday 17 to Friday 22 September 10am to 5pm
Monday 25 September 10am to 5pm
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 September 10am to 5pm