The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has been accused of breaking one of his key election pledges after he announced that his fares freeze on public transport would apply only to single journeys.
Tube strike blues ?
Boris Johnson has confirmed this morning that increases in fares will be limited to inflation next year.
Replacing London's driver-operated buses with driverless vehicles would provide large cost savings as part of a "paradigm shift" in the way people travel, according to a controversial passage in a document published by Boris Johnson this week.
Despite the newfound serenity of commuters' journeys, London transport authorities have continued to urge passengers to plan ahead – with a warning that Friday will be the busiest day of the Games period.
On a night when Britain's industrial heritage and the NHS were feted in the opening spectacular, the transport services also had cause for quiet celebration. The 80,000 spectators in attendance, along with VIPs, athletes and performers filling the Olympic Stadium, made it to and from Stratford without any reported problems.
Boris Johnson has backed Olympic bonus payments for London transport workers, insisting that it was only fair that they should be compensated for additional work, at the same time as bus drivers announced new strike dates on 5 and 24 July, the latter only three days before the Games start.