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Olympic delays continue but passengers are cool

Stagecoach staff give out thousands of ice creams at Waterloo station Credit: Robin Britton

Half a million people going to the Olympics from the south today made it on time despite disruption at Cannon Street and London Bridge.

Some services were delayed and cancelled on Southeastern and Southern trains because of a points failure.

The Javelin trans to Stratford from Ebbsfleet and St Pancrass have again been holding up well and Chiltern and First Great Western in the Thames Valley are on time.

Southeastern spokeswoman Sarah Boundy said "there have been some delays but people got there on time. The next big test will be on Friday when the first athletics events take place and we have an extra 60,000 people heading to Stratford"

Passengers are warned minor delays will continue all day.

Official figures show 94 per cent of services in the region are so far on time today. That is slightly better than on an average day.

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