London’s Labour’s transport spokesman Val Shawcross launches a new Olympic Survival Kit app with TSSA leader Manuel Cortes. (pic: Joanne O Brien, courtesy of TSSA)

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The TSSA has launched a phone app designed to help visitors get around London’s crowded public transport system during the Olympics – and to help people escape from the capital if they’ve had enough.

The app was launched outside Euston Station earlier today by TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes and Labour’s London transport spokesman Val Shawcross (pic: Joanne O Brien, courtesy of TSSA).

“I think it is a very useful tool which allows instant access to vital travel information,” said Val Shawcross, deputy chairman of London Assembly transport committee.

“It is obviously aimed at the visitor,” added the TSSA general secretary.

“But we are also offering travel advice to those who may want to escape London for a bit and peace of quiet as well.”

The app includes transport updates, schedules of events at the games, as well as travel guides contacts.

The union says the app is also an opportunity for members of the public to sign up to its Olympic Pledge campaign to show support for public transport workers and services.

The app is available free via the TSSA website and the app store.


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