The first full week back at work after the summer break started with a Monday of misery for thousands of Thames Valley commuters.
The Government is facing mounting pressure to reconsider its 6.2 per cent rail fare rise for commuters in the South.
The transport network was put to the ultimate test. Indeed, the Government had warned to expect queues and disruption. So, how did it go?
Ebbsfleet station in Kent busier than usual already this morning as commuters are joined by Olympic ticket-holders.
More marshalls are on hand and Olympic greeters too. But everything is calm and ordered. Staff say they expect the traffic to be busier on days when the track and field programme begins at the Olympic stadium.
Lanes reserved for Games Family traffic only, no right turn and no left turn on Roads around central and many other parts in London. Mobile messaging signs show if lanes are only for official Games Family vehicles or if regular traffic can use them too. Some bus lanes can now be used by all traffic
Today will be the big test for the region's rail network as up to one million people, going to the Olympics, mix with regular commuters. Train operators Southeastern and Thameslink have issued an urgent warning for people to avoid London Bridge.
There were more problems for commuters in Essex and Surrey this evening.
There were delays of up to 60 minutes on services between London Liverpool
Street and Southend. Services via London Bridge - one of the busiest Olympic stations - were being disrupted by a broken-down train at Oxted in Surrey.
First Great Western has converted 15 disused buffet cars and refurbished a further 33 former high speed train carriages to add extra capacity to rush hour services into and out of London.
The former buffet cars have been converted to standard class accommodation to allow all our High Speed Services to run with eight carriages.
Services on the busy section between Piccadilly Circus and Elephant & Castle had to be suspended after a bulge appeared in the tunnel near Embankment station. There were also severe delays on the rest of the line, with disruption lasting through the rush-hour and the rest of the morning.
Rail improvements for Kent will be discussed at a meeting in Maidstone this evening. Commuter groups and councillors will meet the major train companies to talk about proposed requirements for the next rail franchise in 2014. It will be the fourth summit of its kind to take place.