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By Alex Taylor
I am a lucky Londoner. I got my hands on tickets for two Olympic events. As a wheelchair user, it is even more fortunate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games are the "most accessible yet" according to Transport For London (TfL).
However, after testing out my route from Stratford home to Hammersmith, I discovered the reality is very different.
Train operators will not repeat the blunders of the Diamond Jubilee during the Olympics, they have assured the London Assembly.
With a constant refrain of "we've learnt lessons", transport and Olympic bosses explained themselves to members who cited the recent celebrations as a low point.
Crossrail is looking for expressions of interest to build the £50million tunnel portal at Victoria Dock.
It will be the last of five new tunnel portals to be built as part of the project, with work scheduled to start in autumn next year. The contract should be awarded next spring.
The East London line is set to return to the capital's transport grid this summer.
Mayor Boris Johnson travelled to Shoreditch High Street today (Tuesday) to check on the progress of the £1billion overground project, which will link Wapping to destinations north and south of the river.
Thames Clippers users will be able to use pay-as-you-go Oyster cards on the river from today.
Transport for London also confirmed this morning that the Oyster roll-out would spread to overground rail around London from January, as revealed in The Wharf earlier this month.