Olympic Torch relay comes to the Cally Road Thursday early morning

The torch is getting up early to process along the Cally Road – details below from the police.

UPDATE – photos and video of the Olympic torch Relay on the Cally Road, Islington are now online.


London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – Thursday 26th July 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay is coming to Islington on Thursday 26th July.

Islington residents are being invited to line the streets to see the Olympic Torch and we are expecting large crowds along the route. The police and Islington Council are working together to ensure that the torch relay is a safe and enjoyable event for residents and visitors. However, if you have a business that is on the torch relay route you will notice some disruption.

The Olympic Torch will begin its journey through Islington at the London Canal Museum at approximately 7.58am, coming from Kings Cross – St Pancras. Torchbearers will then make their way up Caledonian Road, Offord Road and Highbury Station Road to Highbury Corner roundabout before heading down Upper Street. There will be a brief pause outside the Town Hall (at approximately 8.22am) before the Torch continues past Angel in to St Johns Street and then heads into the City of London at 8.50am.

To view a map of the route and full timings please visit http://www.islington.gov.uk/2012 or http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay

The police will be implementing rolling road closures along the torch relay route. It will therefore be difficult to move along or cross the route between 7.50am and 9am.

There will be some parking restrictions in place for the torch relay. Parking suspensions along the route will be in place for two days on 25th and 26th July 2012. However, enforcement of the parking suspensions will begin at 5am on the 26th July. All suspensions can be identified via a yellow Advanced Warning Notice.

If you have a business in the borough, due to the road closures and parking restrictions it is unlikely that deliveries will be able to reach your business between 7.30am and 9.30am. Please visit http://www.islington.gov.uk and search for ‘olympic deliveries’ for further guidance.

Making sure that residents, visitors and properties are safe is a priority. Police have special arrangements in place for the day and there will be 150 stewards on duty to support them. Barriers and cordons will also be put up where necessary to help with crowd control.

During the torch relay there will be inevitably be some disruption to traffic and public transport as residents and visitors take the opportunity to see the torch pass. There will be temporary diversions for traffic and buses so please take this into account and allow extra time for your journey.

Further information is available from Transport for London at http://www.getaheadofthegames.com and Islington Council’s website http://www.islington.gov.uk/2012

There will be regular updates at http://www.islington.gov.uk and you may also want to check http://www.london2012.com/torch-relay.

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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1 Response to Olympic Torch relay comes to the Cally Road Thursday early morning

  1. Jeanette Eccles London says:

    Cally Road tube station really do offer a service to us travellers,It is one one the most customer friendly stations on the network.In addition and they do such brilliant artwork in the form of posters most weeks. I know they have a very special Olympic poster underwraps which the young lady TfL staffer has paid for the materials herself.I hope Boris gives them a special thank-you for the extra efforts the station makes for no extra pay just because they seem to enjoy their work with the public

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