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Friday, July 20, 2012

Olympic Torch to travel by Tube

The Olympic Torch makes it way around London from Saturday 21st July carried by a variety of people and now it appears various modes of transport.  I'm keen to see two parts of the Olympic Relay, the one where Billy Mitchell carries the torch through Albert Square on EastEnders and the bit where the torch will be on the front of a London Underground train.

Billy Mitchell on the Tube

The Olympic torch will be attached to a Tube train and travel on an overground section of the system. Tube bosses are keeping the line used a secret as they are worried it will be swarmed by “torch tourists” and cause overcrowding on that line.

However, the Jubilee Line has been ruled out even though it is the main route to Games venues. LBC report that the torch will also have a ride on an open top bus driven by transport commissioner Peter Hendy. Apparently Boris really wanted to drive the bus, but he doesn't have a bus driving licence.

Londonist has full details of where to watch the Torch Relay. If you manage to see the Torch on the Tube, send us a picture. I'll be sticking to watching Billy run through the streets of Walford.

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