Games tube route reopened

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.

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Boris: 'We've been able to turn off a lot of Games lanes'

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that "a lot of Games lanes" have been switched off because they were not being used:

Actually we've been able to turn off a lot of the Games lanes because so many people are going by public transport.

It turns out a lot of the Olympic bureaucrat types who could go in the Games lanes are using public transport.

[IOC President] Jacques Rogge, himself, today took the DLR and I'm proud to say and a lot of them are doing that, that is good news.

He spoke after a meeting of security and Government officials and revealed that they also "talked a bit about how to crack the ticketing problem".

Boris Johnson: A 'lot of' Games lanes 'turned off'

London's mayor has said that "a lot" of the Olympic Games lanes have been "turned off". He was speaking on his way out of the daily COBRA meeting of security officials. There will be more details shortly.

He added that even the head of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has refused to use the lanes that are specially designated for Games officials and athletes.


Closure hits M4 during rush hour of Olympic traffic

A section of a main road route into London had to close today as rush-hour travellers mixed with Olympic traffic on the first working day during the Games.

A serious accident meant the closure of the London-bound section of the M4 between junction 5 at Langley in Berkshire and junction 4b near Heathrow airport in west London.

Long queues built up on the motorway which goes into an Olympic traffic-only Games lane nearer London.

There were also jams for drivers at some of the Games lanes sites in London, including the A40 in west London and the Canning Town Flyover in east London.

But Tube and main line rail services operated well during the morning peak period.

Passengers advised to avoid London Bridge

Spectators travelling to Greenwich Park for the Olympic equestrian events today are being advised to avoid London Bridge train station.

Over 70 reports of passenger property theft during Olympics, say British Transport Police

During the London 2012 Olympic Games from July 27-30 British Transport Police has said that they have received over 70 reports of passenger property theft (excluding this morning).

The special police force added that passenger property theft was the most-reported railway crime during this period, from 178 crime incidents.

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