Network Rail has announced that it will provide longer and more frequently running trains to get ticket holders to venues during the Olympics.
Almost 4,000 additional services will run during the Olympics and Paralympics. That means more carriages, more scheduled trains, and more time to continue drinking and chanting nationalist slogans before catching the last train out of London. Additionally, for ticket holders in a hurry, there’ll be more Javelin trains from St Pancras to Stratford International.
Unfortunately, it seems that the 24-hour Tube dream may be over. During the Games the Underground will only run around an hour later than normal with additional services scheduled to run later on the ‘busiest days’ of the Olympic Games. Ah well, there’s always the night bus.
By Rose Scobie. Image by Gaz-zee-boh in the Londonist Flickr pool.