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First Javelin service marks one month left to Games

Date: 29 Jun 2012

The London Chamber Orchestra (LCO) performed at St Pancras on Wednesday to mark one month until the start of the Olympics and to celebrate the first Javelin branded train in passenger service.

The London Chamber Orchestra performing at St Pancras InternationalThe LCO, along with participants from its Music Junction education project, performed Graham Fitkin’s ‘Track to Track’; a 12-minute piece commissioned by the orchestra as part of the Cultural Olympiad, inspired by a journey made by Fitkin on a Hitachi Class 395 train.

The launch also featured the first ever passenger service of a Javelin Train, the name of the six minute shuttle service from our high speed trains will be running from St Pancras to Stratford to help spectators get to the Olympic Park during Games-time.

Javelin launch at St Pancras International

The event was attended by stakeholders and press, and allowed managing director Charles Horton to speak with the media to stress our readiness for the Games while offering the public Olympic travel advice.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has also recorded messages to be played at our stations in advance of and during Games-time to advise passengers where they can go to for more travel information. These will be played at stations from Tuesday 3 July until the end of the Paralympic Games (Sunday 9 September).

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