Tube services to end an hour later for 2012 Olympics

The London Underground tube service is to run an hour later each day during the 2012 Olympic Games, which are to be held in the capital.

According to the Press Association, this will mean the latest time an underground train will set off is around two o’clock in the morning.

Furthermore, extra tube services are to be implemented, in order to help East London-based spectators get home more easily; particularly during the hours of 10pm and 11.30pm.

A representative of Transport for London (TfL) confirmed the news in an official statement, which read: “All transport improvements to support the London 2012 Games are on track, and we’re working hard with all partners to support a fantastic Games and to keep London moving.”

“To ensure everyone can get to and from their events, and enjoy all that London has to offer in 2012, we plan to run the Tube around an hour later than normal during the Games on all lines.”

USA Today reported that the improvements would mean spectators would be able to leave the event spaces and connect to “mainline train services” with ease.

The TfL spokesperson concluded by saying: “We’ll also be running extra Tube services on lines serving the Olympic Park to coincide with the end of events in the evenings, meaning additional services from around 10pm.”