Bus Drivers Lost in London
There have been reports of bus drivers getting lost on the way to the Olympic Village yesterday.
The opening of a special 'Olympic Lane' today was meant to help athletes and VIPs make the 45-minute journey from Heathrow Airport to Stratford in effortless ease.
US hurdler Kerron Clement tweeted his frustration this morning after he was left stranded in traffic for four hours when his bus driver got lost en route to the Olympic Village.
Also a media shuttle bus had difficulty finding its destination. The double decker, travelling from Russell Square to the Olympic Park in Stratford, pulled over 30 minutes into its journey.
The driver said: 'Sorry about this'. He then got out a map, before performing a U-turn and quickly getting back on the correct route.
At a briefing in Westminster today, Transport for London commissioner Peter Hendy insisted arrivals for the Games were 'running smoothly', and expressed surprise about reports an athletes' bus got lost.
He said: 'If the drivers got lost it says nothing about the readiness of the city. I am very surprised to hear it took four hours. They'd be in Southend, never mind Stratford.'
And London mayor Boris Johnson joked: 'If they took four hours then they will have seen far more of the city than they might otherwise have done.'