We wish we could find a website or other facility that provides live information on queues — where they are and their size.
We can’t fine one. The best we can do is a blog post of articles queuing at the London Olympics. We will be updating the report with our own research as well as content contributed by readers, about queuing at the London 2012 Olympics.
If queuing is a favorite pastime for you, as it is for many Brits, you can use these articles to find queues. If you want to avoid queues, you can find where to go.
7 August — Telegraph — “Long queues for trains to London 2012 Olympic park” — http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/9449135/Long-queues-for-trains-to-London-2012-Olympic-park.html#disqus_thread
29 July — Guardian — “Dressage spectators miss key moment queuing” — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-18981998
27 July — BBC News — “Olympic football delay at St James’ Park ‘unacceptable'” — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19013655
26 July — BBC News — “Queues for Olympic football at Newcastle’s St James’ Park” — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-18981998
25 July — ABC News (Australia) — “Olympic ticket queue strectches for hours” . . . “Australina trying to collect their pre-paid Olympic tickets in London have been forced to wait for up to nine hours in hot weather” — http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-25/olympic-ticket-queue-stretches-for-hours/4154816
23 July — Daily Mail — “Foreign visitors forced to queue for hours in 27C heat after administrative error means they can’t get their Olympics tickets” — http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177859/London-Olympics-2012-Visitors-forced-queue-hours-27C-heat-tickets-administrative-error.html
I had to make a connecting flight in Milan Italy once. That airport experience left me with a big respect for proper queuing. I doubt the Italians could even muster up a queuing team. There was no queuing to be found at the Milan airport.
Please don’t forget Lancashire and the Lancashire Games…