Roads in central London are carrying one-fifth fewer vehicles as Olympic-only “Games Lanes” push more people to use rail services. The morning rush was hindered by a fire alert on a subway line to the Olympic Park and high-speed “Javelin” shuttle trains suffered disruption in the afternoon.
Melrose Plc, the U.K. investment firm run by a former team at industrial company Wassall Plc, proposed to buy Charter International Plc in an offer valuing the engineer at about 1.3 billion pounds ($2 billion).
London’s 3.5 million Tube travelers face disruption today, with as many as 10,000 of the subway’s drivers, station staff and engineers staging the first of a series of 24-hour strikes over employment cuts.
Two unions representing around 10,000 London Underground workers still plan to begin a 24-hour strike tomorrow and haven’t scheduled formal talks with transportation authorities, spokesmen for the groups said.