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".


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.