London 2012: Olympic Park tours come to an end

Tours that enabled people living close to the Olympic Park in Stratford to take a look at the site while it was being built have come to an end.

The buses used to take more than 280,000 people around the venues have now been retired after four-and-a-half years of service.

The scheme was set up by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) in September 2007 to give people an insight into the progress made at the site since the start of construction.

It had up to 20 tours a day at its peak and comes to end less than two months before the opening ceremony. Famous faces on the buses have included the Royal Family, David Beckham, and David Cameron.

Paul Deighton, Locog chief cxecutive said: “The tours of the Olympic Park have given us another way of bring people with us on the journey to the Games from the clean-up of the site through to the final preparations.

“People have been able to see first-hand the transformation of the area and learn about the scale of the challenge of hosting the Games this summer.”