Visitors to Olympia Horse Show this December will still be able to get there via the London Underground.
In July H&H reported that transport bosses were planning to scrap the weekday tube service to Olympia, just days before this year’s show (13-19 December), meaning visitors to the show would have needed to find alternative transport (news, 21 July).
But this problem seems to have been solved. But following negotiations with Transport for London, Olympia organisers have found a solution.
A spokesman for the horse show said: “Following Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to reduce the weekday underground service to Olympia, we have successfully worked with them to to alleviate any negative effects.
“During the London International Horse Show this will provide two District Line trains per hour running from High Street Kensington via Earl’s Court to Olympia. Please note that weekend services will continue to run as normal.”
In March, Transport for London (TfL) announced it was planning to withdraw the weekday London Underground trains to Olympia in a move designed to improve the crowded District line service.
TfL says that just one per cent of the 700,000 people using the District line each day are Olympia-bound.
For more information and alternate travel routes visit: www.olympiahorseshow.com