By Marcus Leach

Bankers, lawyers and retailers are leading the charge when it comes to preparing for the transport challenges posed by the London 2012 Games, according to new figures from London 2012 and Transport for London (TfL).

Employers are being urged to follow their lead by putting travel plans in place ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sixty one firms in the banking and finance sector, which represent over 180,000 employees have signed up for free Travel Advice for Business from dedicated London 2012 travel advisors, followed by 28 law firms (representing over 28,000 employees) and 13 retailers (over 20,000 employees). Nine management consultants have also followed suit, representing over 29,000 employees alone.

“Day three of the Olympics is one of the most important days for employers,” said Mark Evers, Director of Games Transport at TfL. “It’s the first Monday of the Games, when employers and employees will feel the effects of the increased demand on the transport network. That’s why we’re urging firms to access the free support on offer. This will help them plan ahead, keep running smoothly and take advantage of the excellent business opportunities the Games will bring.”

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