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Warning for Ebbsfleet International and Southeastern passengers as world athletics championships begin

PUBLISHED: 11:04 03 August 2017

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The IAAF World Championships start on Friday

The arrival of the world’s greatest athletes and the thousands of fans expected to watch them has prompted a travel warning from Southeastern.

As Usain Bolt and co arrive in London for the IAAF World Championships, trains headed to Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are expected to pack out from Friday, August 4.

The championships last until Sunday, August 13, and the rail provider has warned Ebbsfleet International, along with London St Pancras and Stratford International, will be “much busier than normal”.

A spokesperson from Southeastern said: “With large numbers of spectators expected to attend, Southeastern will be providing extra services during the championships.

“We are advising passengers to travel outside of busy peak times if possible, and to expect queuing systems at some of our busier stations. To avoid the queues they are encouraged to buy our best priced tickets in advance from ticket offices or online. If the weather is hot, passengers are also advised to carry a bottle of water when travelling.”

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