Olympic flame rides the Tube

The Olympic flame has taken the Tube as it continues its week-long journey through the capital. A total of 144 torchbearers, including rower James Cracknell and skier Chemmy Alcott, carried the flame 43 miles across London.

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Olympic flame to ride the London Tube

The Olympic flame will ride the London Underground today as it continues its week-long journey through each of the host city's 33 boroughs.

Service operator John Light, who is 64 and has worked for London Underground since 1963, will carry the torch along the District line from Wimbledon to Wimbledon Park in the driver's cab of the train, while Olympic rings will adorn the front and first carriage.

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