'Big Build' completed

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The transport "big build', that will help spectators and the rest of London keep moving during the 2012 Games, has been completed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).

Work has been completed at the main gateway station for the Games, Stratford Station. Guests and media marked the occasion by taking a test ride on the newly completed Docklands Light Railway (DLR) extension from Stratford International Station. The DLR extension will open to the public this summer and Transport for London (TfL) is on track to complete the Jubilee line signalling upgrade in July, a year ahead of the Games. Together, the upgrades and improvement works mean that 10 different rail routes will serve Stratford station during and after the London 2012 Games, making it one of the most connected parts of the capital. Many of the benefits from the upgrades are already being felt by passengers across the transport network. ODA chief executive Dennis Hone said: Working together with TfL, Network Rail and others we have delivered a positive transport legacy for London a year before the Games. New trains, improved services and upgrades to infrastructure such as at Stratford station, the main gateway station to the Games, will mean spectators can get to and from venues in 2012 and will leave east London better connected for decades afterwards. The latest edition of the London 2012 Transport Plan, which gives a comprehensive overview of the Games–time transport arrangements across the UK, has also been launched .

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