The high-speed Javelin train service serving the Olympic Park got off to an inauspicious start when the first official train departed five minutes late today.
The Southeastern train company had designated the 7.04am from St Pancras station in London to the Park in Stratford as the beginning of the service. But the 140mph Japanese-built train did not leave Stratford until 7.09am.
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