Travel bosses have outlined plans to cope with the "huge challenge" of the Paralympic Games as London's transport network prepares for another influx of visitors.
Transport for London (TfL) has urged commuters to plan ahead and avoid travel hotspots during the Games, with traffic expected to be much heavier as schools return from their summer breaks.
Premier League football matches in the capital, BBC Proms in the Park and the Thames Festival are also expected to heap more pressure on the transport network when the Games take place from August 29 to Sunday September 9.
Despite being smaller in scale than the Olympics, the Paralympics are the second largest sporting event in the world, with 2.5 million tickets expected to be sold this year.
East London, particularly around the Olympic Park in Stratford, the ExCeL centre and Greenwich Park, will be hit with the greatest demand as this is where many of the competitions will be staged.
Up to 215,000 spectators are expected to visit the Olympic Park on most days during the Paralympics, TfL said.
London's transport commissioner Peter Hendy said: "We already know the London 2012 Paralympic Games will see the most spectators in its history, which is fantastic.
"And with the new school year beginning in the second week and larger groups expected to travel together on the public transport network, we expect these Games to hold some new and unique challenges.
"We're confident that transport will cope well during the Paralympic Games, as it did during the Olympics, provided businesses and Londoners continue to plan and change the way or time that they travel, using the tools and information available at getaheadofthegames.com."