This is a picture I took of Holborn on the Central Line yesterday as I was heading East towards Stratford at about 9.40am. As you can see it's hardly the "exceptionally busy" that TfL were predicting.
Although we shouldn't be too complacent or speak too soon as each day will be different. London's transport commissioner, Peter Hendy, said: "Public transport
in general, and the Jubilee line in particular, will be exceptionally
busy today as spectators make their way to events at key Olympic venues
across the capital.
"We are very grateful to customers for
following our advice to avoid London Bridge station and for major
businesses who are enabling their staff to work flexibly during the
"Our advice to all users of the transport network continues
to be to plan ahead, avoid hotspot areas, and leave plenty of time for
At time of writing the Central Line, one of the main routes into the Olympic Park at Stratford, is suspended from Liverpool Street, due to reports of a fire at Leyton. So if you're making your way to the Games there this morning best use the District or Jubilee Line instead.
Cameron has been keen to stress how he wanted to use public transport during
the Games rather than the special "Games Lanes" branded 'Zil lanes' reserved for VIPs travelling
to venues by car.
He told Sky News : “I’ve just actually come on the Tube myself to see what the
traffic situation is like, not too bad, the Bakerloo line is going all
right There are lots of challenges, we’ve got to overcome them one by one. I think everything
at the moment is looking good.”
How was your journey into and from work yesterday?