London’s transport network appears to have passed its first Olympic challenge.
Commuters using the city’s underground train lines said that their journeys on the first working day of the Games passed off without a hitch.
One million visitors are expected to make an extra three million journeys during the event.
That is on top of the usual twelve million journeys made each day on public transport in the British capital.
“My commute was absolutely fine,” said one female commuter at Canary Wharf in east London. “It was exactly the same as I normally experience every day.”
Another passenger added: “I came in early, because normally if you come in an hour later then it’s chaos. Otherwise it was fine. No problems.”
Transport officials are warning travellers to avoid underground stations close to 10 sports venues, owing to possible delays.