Hundreds of thousands of spectators will attend Olympic events today as the railway continues to run extra and longer trains.
• Train companies are providing 565,276 additional seats today, operating over 4.2 million seats in total
• More than 300 extra customer information screens have been set up at stations in London to provide passengers with the most up-to-date travel information
• Hundreds of extra staff from train companies and Network Rail are working at the busiest stations across the capital and throughout the South East of England
The Transport Co-Ordination Centre, set up specifically for the 2012 Games, keeps transport operators informed of each other’s plans and how people are using the public transport system, and helps operators provide passengers with the most up-to-date travel information.
Over the Olympics, rail users are advised to plan ahead before travelling by visiting the Get Ahead of the Games website and to give themselves plenty of extra time to get to their final destination.
As at midday today, 93% of services were running to schedule across the network.
Train performance is determined by a measurement called PPM (Public Performance Measure). It combines figures for punctuality and reliability into a single performance measure. PPM is the percentage of trains on time compared to the total number of trains planned.