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- Coe unveils new transport plans for 2012 bid
SEB COE has bravely decided to make transport one of the key plus points in London's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Earlier this year, London's transport system came in for criticism in a preliminary report on bidding cities but London bid chief Coe is determined to turn the negative into a positive by offering free travel for spectators
and 200 trains an hour to and from the Olympic site.
"Our transport plan for the 16 days of the Olympic Games and 12 days of the Paralympic Games will be the best planned and operated transport system in the history of the Olympic movement," Coe said.
"That is my promise to every athlete who will compete here in London. And for spectators, transport within London will be free."
600,000 spectators, athletes and media corps members are expected to turn up if London wins the right to hold the games and Coe is confident that 10 train lines fielding 24 trains an hour each plus his plans for athlete-only
car and bus lanes, will be more than enough to cope in shifting people from central London St Pancras station to Stratford, east London.