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Tube boost for commuters

Underground station logo in central London Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Tube passengers are set to benefit from improvements on two lines.

From tonight the Central line will have increased services whilethe Waterloo and City line will finish at 12.30 am.

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Person killed after being hit by Central Line train

British Transport Police have confirmed a person has died after being hit by a Central Line train at Stratford this afternoon.

Officers were called to Stratford Underground station after reports a person had been struck by a westbound train around 4.15pm.

Despite the efforts of medics, the person was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say they are not treating the death as suspicious and are working to identify the person.

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Central line chaos for commuters

It took four days, but four days in, the fears about the fragility of London's public transport network came true.

One of the key tube lines to reach the Olympic Park here was suspended for hours this morning, the delays hitting spectators and commuters alike.

It was the first real test for Londoners still working in the city while the Games go on. It comes as more and more businesses are complaining that the Olympics has actually caused a big fall in trade. Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris on the faliure on the Central Line.

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