Mayor and TfL to provide military personnel with free travel during London 2012 Games
- Published on Thursday, 19 July 2012 11:20
- Written by Scott Buckler
Thousands of military in London to provide security during the Games will be able to travel for free on TfL services when in uniform
Free travel on all TfL services is the least we can do for our hard working military personnel-Peter Hendy, London's Transport Commissioner
Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) offer 'a thank you from London for their outstanding contribution to a great London 2012 Games'
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and TfL today announced that all military personnel working in the Capital to deliver a great London 2012 Games will be able to travel for free on all TfL services.
Free travel will be offered to all military personnel when in uniform on London Underground, London's buses, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and other TfL-operated services for the duration of the Games, from Saturday 21 July to 11 September.
All TfL staff will be instructed to simply open the gates at stations, or to allow free access to services to all uniformed military personnel.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: 'London is ready to welcome the world and host a hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games.
'That success will be in no small measure down to the contribution of our boys and girls in the military.
'Now, as ever, they have shown themselves ready to go above and beyond the call of duty.
'With free travel on TfL services, we offer a thank you from London for their outstanding contribution to a great London 2012 Games.'
London's Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy said: 'Free travel on all TfL services is the least we can do for our hard working military personnel.
'Whenever they are in uniform, our staff will welcome them and ensure they can travel for free throughout the London 2012 Games.'