At most stations the worst time will be between 7.30 and and 9. 30 am - the height of the morning peak. Journeys in London will reach six million on certain days, which is almost double the amount of the 3.3 million who already use the Tube every day.
TfL also warn that there will be no let up during the Paralympics Games either with many parts of London just as busy.
TfL's Director of Games Transport, Mark Evers said "We have the challenge of people coming back from summer holidays during the Paralympics. I'd encourage people not to think that once we're through the Olympics everything returns to normal London will still be very different during the Paralympics. There will be a concentration of activity more towards the East of London but in those areas and services particular the DLR its going to busy for people getting to and from work".
Another TfL spokesperson said: "The impact of the Games on the
public transport network will be tackled by a reduction in those
planning to travel; through working at alternative locations including
home, staggering working hours, working longer or fewer days, taking
annual leave or swapping to alternative forms of transport - including
walking and cycling."
Ads like the ones pictured above are in full force now and I've also seen ones with cycling grannies zooming across the capital . I particularly like the one of the chilled out guy travelling down an empty escalator as he takes a different line than normal to avoid the crowds. I'd love to know which London Underground that was as I can't imagine many escalators will be as empty as the one in the cartoon.