Ghost Town London?


I don't know about your experience, but here at Holborn Voice Villas we are delighted and surprised by the absence of traffic chaos during the Olympic Games.  Yes, I know, we were flag-flyers for the Carmageddon gang, but WE WERE WRONG.  It's Olympitastic.

Travelling around London, and even to the Olympic Park itself, has been pleasureable.  Busses are frequuent and speedy. We're even been on the lookout to try the new Boris Bus on the 38 route.

And for those of you that like stats: Transport for London commissioner Peter Hendy said there were a record 4.4 million Tube users on Friday 3rd Aug. compared with 3.75 million on the same day last year. According to TfL figures there were seven to 12 per cent more passengers at seven key West End stations last week than in the same week last year. Use of the DLR was up 70 per cent to 500,000 journeys last week with its busiest ever day on Friday. London Overground carried 2.86 million passengers last week, which is 27 per cent up on last year. Boris bike rides hit one million in a month for the first time in July.  I wonder if the number of cyclists jumping red lights and riding on the pavement also increased.

On the tube and the Javlin,  TfL have experienced some signalling issues which did casue problems, but - hey - that's hardly unusual!  It's obvious that if there are a lot of pepole travelling by train and the signals fail a lot of people will be delayed. But it's clear that everyone at TfL is working hard to make the system work.

It's still sensible to check the website and plan your journey. The main TfL travel website carries up to date info about your journey options.

Meanwhile, The Evening Standard tells us the the PM has urged people to come back to 'Ghost Town' London.  Frankly, I'd rather keep things the way the are now - nice and quiet.  As for the Holborn Voice jetpack...  check Ebay: only one owner - never used.

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