Mayor Apologises To Businesses Hit By Olympics

28 September 2012, 10:13

Boris Johnson's said sorry to businesses in London whose trade was hit by the Olympics.

The Mayor dismissed claims London became a "ghost town" during the Games, but admitted tills failed to ring in some shops after figures showed trade dipped in parts of the city.

He told us: "I'm not going to pretend it was a bonanza for everybody and for those that feel hard done by I'm sorry for the losses or low takings they had.

"But the overall economic benefit to London of people around the world seeing a city that can deliver an amazing event like that so successfully was incredibly positive."

The Mayor has also laughed off the threat of a strike by London Underground workers over plans for driverless tube trains.

Mr Johnson told us he has to make a big decision about what sort of trains we will have in the future and says driverless technology already works well on the DLR.