Disruption to Fibre Orders in London
Posted by Karen on Feb 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM
169 days to go Due to preparations for the Olympics this summer, Transport for London (TfL) are putting in place an embargo on all planned street work starting on 1st March 2012 that will prevent any road works on the key parts of the London Olympic Route Network (ORN). Restrictions will continue to affect us until they are fully lifted on 30th September. However, it is worth noting that beyond this date a backlog of work may exist, delaying installations further. It is therefore important to ensure early action is taken to complete Fibre Ethernet Access orders for Optical and Ethernet based services that will: 1. Terminate on the core Olympic Route Network (core roads, sites, venues and the Main A501 Road) 2. May require some form of construction work (digs, test roding etc) on the Core Olympic Route Network Therefore, fibre orders must be placed by the end of February at the very latest if you wish for your service to start before the Olympics. A detailed map of the ORN route can be found on the following TFL map, where the London roads highlighted in Red and Blue are the ones affected: http://www.london2012.com/olympic-route-network/maps/orn-overview.pdf (N.B. this map can be zoomed to give a road by road level of detail) A further embargo on the rest of the ORN (and most other central London streets) will come into operation on 1st July, so those orders would need to be with Openreach by May. This will impact most streets within the north and south circular and some areas of Greater London.