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Olympic bonus for Woolwich ferry workers

Woolwich ferry workers have secured an Olympic award of at least £400.

Staff on the free boat service across the River Thames will also receive enhanced overtime payments.

The Woolwich ferry provides a really important service and its going to be extremely busy over the Olympic period. There are going to be days where the workforce are going to be stretched to the limit.

Once again, workers had to fight hard to get their contribution and work recognised. We are pleased that workers have secured a fair award for their extra work over the Olympics.

– Unite regional secretary, Peter Kavanagh

Southern Railway comment on delays

A spokesman for Southern Railway said the delays at London Bridge were caused when a train was signalled into the wrong platform at the station.

The 10-carriage train arrived at a platform intended for trains with eight carriages.

The spokesman said: "It meant the train had to be sent back along the track, which caused congestion."

Passengers faced delays of about 20 minutes before services returned to normal at 8.30am.


Central line chaos for commuters

It took four days, but four days in, the fears about the fragility of London's public transport network came true.

One of the key tube lines to reach the Olympic Park here was suspended for hours this morning, the delays hitting spectators and commuters alike.

It was the first real test for Londoners still working in the city while the Games go on. It comes as more and more businesses are complaining that the Olympics has actually caused a big fall in trade. Our Olympics Correspondent Simon Harris on the faliure on the Central Line.

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