Transport for London (TfL) commissioner Peter Hendy CBE has said that the coming weeks present a “major challenge” to the capital’s public transport network.
In a letter released ahead of this evening’s Olympic opening ceremony, he said: “I’m just as excited, but also aware that the next few weeks will present a major challenge.
“This is the first ‘public transport’ Games, but we are well prepared and ready.
“London is very experienced at hosting major events, although with a million extra people expected in the capital each day, it’s going to be exceptionally busy.
“The unexpected will happen – not everything will work perfectly – but my staff will be working round the clock to ensure we keep London moving.”
The Games is being served by the Central, District, Hammersmith & City and Jubilee Tube lines, the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, National Rail services and numerous bus links.
Anyone travelling around London during the Olympics is being directed to GetAheadoftheGames.com for up-to-date travel information.