Travel Advice For Monday's Olympic Torch Relay Through Wandsworth

Residents warned to plan ahead for the big day

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Residents and visitors to the borough are being reminded of the potential for disruption to travel plans when the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Wandsworth on Monday (July 23).

Motorists are urged to avoid driving to see the daytime relay or to attend the celebration on Tooting Bec Common. This ticket-only event starts at 4pm and all tickets have now been allocated.

The torch will arrive in the borough in Wimbledon Park Road at around 5.30pm as it travels from the home of the Olympic tennis competition at Wimbledon 's All England Club.

It will then head north along Wimbledon Park Road before heading into Granville Road (estimated arrival time 5.42pm); Merton Road (5.45pm); Kimber Road (5.47pm); Garratt Lane (5.54pm); Upper Tooting Road (6.22pm); Tooting Bec Road (6.33pm). The torch is expected to finally arrive on Tooting Common at 6.50pm.

It promises to be an exciting day for the borough - but anyone who usually travels on the roads at the times above should consider taking alternative routes or seeking alternative modes of transport.

TfL is advising people to keep up to date with the latest Olympic travel news by following their Twitter feed @GAOTG or by calling 0843 222 1234. (People should pay no more than 5p per minute if calling from a BT landline. There may be a connection charge. Charges from mobiles or other landline providers may vary.)

The council will also be tweeting on Monday and throughout the games to alert residents of local incidents they should know about, such as major road snarl-ups or security alerts. Follow the council's Twitter feed @wandbc.

People who need to travel around London during the course of the Games are being advised to plan their journeys carefully and explore possible alternative options by visiting

Find out more about the Olympics in Wandsworth at

June 13, 2011