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It was slaps on the back all round at the London Assembly this morning as transport commissioner Peter Hendy took a bow for delivering a successful games.

Such was the level of bonhomie and goodwill that the usually curmudgeonly Mr Hendy seemingly softened and announced that he wouldn't be issuing penalty charge notices for people who drove in Games lanes.

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The roll-out of wifi at Tube stations could help ease the sort of congestion, meltdown and passenger fury that has dogged the Jubilee line recently.

Criticism has been heaped on Transport for London for a week of disruption that saw passengers led out through darkened tunnels - an image that was zapped around the world ahead of the Olympic Games.

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Hundreds of passengers are to be given £40 each in compensation after they were led up the track from a fault Jubilee line train.

More than 770 had to be walked through tunnels on Wednesday night in a week of Tube problems that has turned attention on TfL's preparedness for the London 2012 Games.

aa-jul7-test events142.JPGTransport chaos in the capital could mean equestrian fans miss out on events at the 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park.

The equestrian cross country event which has a capacity of 75,000 has been pin-pointed by Transport for London as one of most likely to be hit.

ee-Mar31-SpringroyalWedding2.jpgA large number of people are expected in central London on Friday for the Royal Wedding celebrations so TFL have issued some travel advice.

London's transport commissioner Peter Hendy, said: "We are working with our partners to ensure that everyone can get around safely and easily, and that people not involved with the celebrations can continue to move around the city with the minimum of disruption.