Transport for London commissioner Peter Hendy has said that they were facing problems in designing Olympic travel plans, partly because many businesses are not ready to reveal information about their plans.
Speaking on operational planning during the Olympics at a conference for small & medium-sized businesses, London’s transport chief said that many large businesses would keep their businesses open while the transport system would be under pressure during the Olympics, but they were not ready to share details to help TfL advise them on means of transportation.
Speaking on the topic, Mr. Henry said, “The biggest problem has been getting companies to share their plans. The big supermarkets, like Sainsbury’s and Tesco, have cracked it, but they won’t share.”
Mr. Henry admitted that their planning included some commercially sensitive information.
Supermarket chain Tesco said it had already met TfL to discuss their plans and table their thinking. Sainsbury’s said it was ready to share information regarding its plans to deploy its facilities management team on mopeds to allow them to reach the chain’s more than 200 stores in time.
TfL chief has already warned that the London transport system could get disrupted during Olympic and Paralympic Games as more than 5 million people from all around the world are expected to land in the capital.