Olympic test for rail network

Today, Monday, is the big test for the region's rail network as up to one million people, going to the Olympics, mix with regular commuters.

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All calm at Ebbsfleet

Ebbsfleet station in Kent Credit: Derek Johnson

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.

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