London rail services on track for 2012 Olympics

Rail bosses have met Mayor Boris Johnson today to thrash out their plans to keep trains moving and get spectators to the Olympics on time.

The operators at today’s third annual London Rail summit at City Hall have signed up to run extra services during the summer Games, which include longer trains, earlier services to get spectators to morning events in east London and additional late-night services to get them back at night.

The Javelin service will ferry an estimated 25,000 people an hour between Stratford International and St Pancras, while the Underground is to run an hour later than normal, with extra trains on the busiest days.

All planned weekend engineering closures are being suspended on the Tube, DLR and Network Rail in London for 10 days before the Olympics until the end of the Paralympics.

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