Olympics in Dorney Lake: Traffic and parking plans

Olympics in Dorney Lake: Traffic and parking plans

Steve Scott

Olympics in Dorney Lake: Traffic and parking plans
Photo by London 2012

Temporary traffic and parking arrangements for residents and spectators during the Olympics are set to come into force.

About 25,000 people are expected to flock to the area each day as London 2012 rowing and canoe events take place at Dorney Lake between Saturday and Saturday, August 11.

The following measures will be in place during the two-week period:


Shuttle buses will run from the park and ride sites in Stafferton Way and Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Upton Court Park in Slough and Windsor Great Park, as well as the railway stations in Maidenhead, Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Royal Borough residents can get to Dorney Lake (officially named Eton Dorney) on the free shuttle buses from the railway stations, on production of their Games tickets.

Travel arrangements for spectators are being handled by LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games).



Windsor and Maidenhead

A strict 'no stopping' zone will be in force along the A308 from Braywick to Royal Windsor Way, formerly known as the Windsor and Eton Relief Road. Penalty Charge Notices will be handed out to drivers who stop or park and vehicles may be towed away.

Extra parking restrictions will also be in place off the A308. Parking will not be allowed in Zone A areas (see map below) and drivers will be encouraged not to park in Zone B if possible. Residents in affected roads must have special permits.

There will be no vehicle access from the A308 to Gallys Road, Smiths Lane, Vale Road and Parsonage Lane from 7am-5pm. Access will be maintained from Dedworth Road.

Games shuttle buses for spectators will run along the A308 to and from Maidenhead railway station, as well as the park and ride sites at Braywick, Stafferton Way and Windsor & Eton Riverside railway station. The first buses will leave at about 6am and will run until between 1-4pm, depending when competitions end.

There will be no right turn from Braywick Road into Braywick Park from about 6am-4pm. Traffic wishing to turn right will have to continue to the Stafferton Way roundabout and return.

Local bus services will run as usual.

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is asking members of the public to avoid the roads between 7-9am and 12.30-3.30pm where possible.


Dorney, Taplow and Burnham


The Olympic Route Network (ORN), which will be used to transport athletes and officials from their accommodation in Surrey to Eton Dorney, will include A4 Bath Road, Lake End Road, Court Lane and Marsh Lane. No waiting or stopping will be allowed in these roads. Transport for Buckinghamshire is already patrolling the ORN.

Temporary changes have been made to the junction layout at Court Lane. The give way sign has been moved, speed indication devices have been put up, signs and lines have been changed and trees have been cut back.

For more information on changes to roads click here. For details on residents' parking permits click here.




Parking and waiting restrictions will be in place in Albert Street, Windsor Road, Brunel Way and the western end of the A4 from St Andrew's Way to the Huntercombe roundabout. Parking tickets will be given to drivers who ignore the restrictions.

Parking permits have been issued to residents and signs have been put up throughout the town warning motorists it will be busy.

The park and ride site at Upton Court Park will operate from 5am-7pm. The busiest times are expected to be 7-9am and 12noon-3pm. Spectators will arrive and leave at the Rugby Club entrance, while the buses will enter through the main gates opposite Lascelles Road and leave via Datchet Road.

Keep up-to-date with the Olympics by visiting our dedicated page and by following us on Twitter @maidenheadads and @expressseries

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