Pickfords to keep London moving during the Olympics

Pickfords reveals plan to keep London moving home
 during the Olympic Games 

Pickfords, the UK’s largest removals and storage company,  has unveiled its plans to keep London moving during London 2012. 

The Olympic Games will affect both home movers and businesses between 27th July and 9th September as the transport system in London will be impacted by the Olympic event.   Road systems will change, priority ‘Olympic’ lanes will be added, some roads will close and, with an influx of visitors to London, parking spaces will be in short supply. 

Pickfords has set up a team to investigate the possible impacts and to create a plan to overcome the problems created in the London transport system.  The plan will include a range of tactics including:  identifying the hot spots and affected postcodes early in the process, daily syndication of traffic reports between Pickfords branches,   liaising with street party organisers, working in the evening and during the night and using a shuttle service to transport its customers’ goods. 

Operations Director Mark Taylor said, “Our highest priority is to ensure our customers’ moves go smoothly in London this summer, so we will be liaising closely with Transport for London, the London Organising Committee for the Games and the London Boroughs to ensure we take every action necessary to overcome the challenges.” 

“If our customers are planning to move during the Olympic weeks, particularly the gap between the Games, we urge them to contact us as soon as possible so we can make the necessary checks and arrangements.’

Call your local branch on 0800 019 8557

You can see more detail on the plans in the Olympic corner of the Pickfords website on www.pickfords.co.uk/olympics

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