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Olympic delegates test London's transport

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SENIOR OLYMPIC offi cials were today expected to road test London's transport system to see whether the capital is capable of staging the 2012 Olympic Games.

Transport minister Tony McNulty was due yesterday to meet International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials in London to stress the strengths of London's transport infrastructure.

The team has already visited Madrid. It will visit New York next week followed in March by Paris and Moscow.

McNulty, London 2012 head of transport Wilben Smith, and Transport for London's Olympics transport director Hugh Sumner were due to make a half hour presentation to the IOC team yesterday. Former ICE president Tony Ridley was to be there as a technical advisor.

Transport presentations were expected to emphasise the huge volume of investment programmed for London over the next seven years. The London 2012 team also planned to discuss the fi ance, legacy and regeneration aspects of the bid.

NCE will publish a comprehensive supplement next week, explaining how Britain's Olympic bid can be delivered.

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