The Central line tube service to the Olympic Park in Stratford in east London has reopened after being suspended for three hours due to a fire alert. Trains in and out of Liverpool Street were earlier affected by signal problems.
Travelling from West Ruislip to Stratford station on the central line, a journey which usually takes about an hour, took me around three hours because of the fire alert and subsequent part-suspension of the line.
Hundreds of passengers were redirected to West Ham station and walked from there.
by Simon Harris, Olympics Correspondent for London Tonight
Olympics Correspondent for London Tonight Simon Harris has said that platform gates on the central line at Stratford station are serving the Olympic Park following an earlier fire alert on a London Underground train.
The Central line is currently suspended between Woodford / Newbury Park and Liverpool Street in both directions due to a train being taken out of service at Leyton after the driver reported smelling smoke. This has been investigated and all passengers left the train and station without reported problems.
Our staff on the ground are advising Olympic spectators to use a range of other services to reach the venues at Stratford, including Hammersmith & City line services, which interchange with the DLR, and Greater Anglia rail services. Stratford is also accessible via Javellin, Jubilee line and London Overground. London Underground tickets are being accepted on local bus services and Greater Anglia.