Transport Update for Travel to WTM London

Transport Update for Travel to WTM London

Delegates to WTM London 2017 are advised that Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station Custom House – which is one of a number of transport options to enter ExCeL via the West Entrance – is closed as part of the station’s infrastructure improvement for the new Elizabeth Line.

Visitors are advised there are a number of transport options to attend WTM London 2017 on Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 November. DLR station Prince Regent – serving the ExCeL’s east entrance – remains opens.

An increased DLR frequency will operate servicing Prince Regent and Royal Victoria stations between Tower Gateway and Becton, and Stratford and Woolwich Arsenal. Trains will serve both Royal Victoria and Prince Regent stations every 2.5 minutes throughout the duration of WTM London.

For the West Entrance delegates are advised to use DLR station Royal Victoria (the stop before Custom House), the station is a short seven-minute walk to the venue. Alternatively, dedicated WTM London buses run by transport Partner Big Bus Tours and TfL will also transport delegates from Jubilee Line Station Canning Town to the West Entrance of ExCeL.

Furthermore, Emirates Air Line is offering all WTM London delegates free travel for the duration of the event, delegates will need to show a badge or a proof of registration. Emirates Air Line services the West Entrance of ExCeL and has an interchange with North Greenwich Underground Station on the Jubilee Line. The Cable Car can also be accessed from the Thames Clipper boat service, which sails from Westminster, stopping at Embankment, Blackfriars, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf and The 02 (for the Emirates Airline).

Delegates for the Travel Tech Show at WTM, Global Village, UK & Ireland, Africa and North Africa, Middle East regions and the International Media Centre are advised to access WTM London via the West Entrance of ExCeL. Delegates for Europe & Mediterranean, A Taste of ILTM at WTM, the Wellness Lounge, Asia Pacific/ Indian Ocean, the Americas and Caribbean regions and the WTM Global Stage and Networking Area are advised to use DLR stop Prince Regent to access ExCeL via the East Entrance of the venue.

WTM London has previous experience of managing a successful event with a DLR station with access to ExCeL being closed. In 2009 Prince Regent Station and the East Entrance of ExCeL were shut due to the venue being extended. This meant all delegates used DLR station Custom House and the West Entrance of ExCeL.

Transport for London will place a Transport Hub at Canning Town to monitor transport flows to WTM London, for an optimal transport experience for delegates.

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World Travel Market London is the leading global event for the travel industry, generating more than £2.8 billion of business contracts between attendees. Now in its 37th year, this show attracts a global audience that shape the travel industry. Register to attend WTM London 2017, 6-8 November: http://london.wtm.com/register

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