7/7 Timeline: Transport for London

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7/7 Timeline: Transport for London

The Antagonist
Joined: 25 Nov 2005, 11:41

03 Dec 2005, 13:47 #1

14:25 Transport for London Update

Latest information confirms that there were four incidents on London's transport network this morning, three on London Underground and one on London Buses.

At 09:46, the London Underground was suspended and all stations commenced evacuation following incidents at:

* Aldgate station heading towards Liverpool Street station on the Hammersmith & City line;

* Russell Square station heading towards Kings Cross station on the Piccadilly line;

* Edgware Road station heading towards Paddington station on the Hammersmith & City line.


Zone 1 bus services were temporarily suspended this morning following an incident on a Route 30 bus at Woburn Place and extra security checks were undertaken on buses remaining in operation and at all garages.

Emergency services responded immediately to all incidents and are dealing with a number of casualties who have been taken to hospitals across London. Unfortunately, whilst we can confirm that there have been fatalities no confirmed figures are currently available.

Source: Transport For London Press Release
Also from the TFL web site, some additional information about the incidents:
Notes for editors

TUBE

* This is the worst incident in the history of London underground
* The last serious incident was the Kings Cross fire in 1987 when 27 people died after a machine room under a wooden escalator caught fire. This led to a major overhaul of emergency procedures
* There was a derailment at White City on May 11, 2004 but there were no injuries or fatalities
* There was a derailment at Camden Town 19 October 2003 with 7 injuries and no fatalities
* There was a derailment at Chancery Lane 25 January 2003 with no injuries and no fatalities
* Each AM peak 370,000 use the tube.

Well prepared

* London Underground conducted a live emergency exercise at Tower Hill station two and a half weeks ago on 12 June which fully tested the combined emergency services response to an emergency
* Each year LU holds an emergency exercise to test procedures
* There was a multi national emergency desktop exercise, Atlantic Blue, earlier this year which focused on the response to a potential terrorist attack.

Precautions

* There has recently been a renewed campaign in conjunction with the Met Police to report suspect bags and packages. These posters are highly visible in Tube stations and on buses
* A London resilience team has weekly meetings - London wide resilience plans have been fully tested.

BUSES

* Approximately 325,000 people travel on buses during the morning peak
* CCTV pictures will be used to assist police.
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justthefacts
Joined: 05 Jul 2007, 02:18

03 Mar 2008, 12:28 #2

The Antagonist @ Dec 3 2005, 01:47 PM wrote:
Notes for editors

TUBE

* This is the worst incident in the history of London underground
* The last serious incident was the Kings Cross fire in 1987 when 27 people died after a machine room under a wooden escalator caught fire. This led to a major overhaul of emergency procedures
* There was a derailment at White City on May 11, 2004 but there were no injuries or fatalities
* There was a derailment at Camden Town 19 October 2003 with 7 injuries and no fatalities
* There was a derailment at Chancery Lane 25 January 2003 with no injuries and no fatalities
* Each AM peak 370,000 use the tube.

Well prepared

* London Underground conducted a live emergency exercise at Tower Hill station two and a half weeks ago on 12 June which fully tested the combined emergency services response to an emergency
* Each year LU holds an emergency exercise to test procedures
* There was a multi national emergency desktop exercise, Atlantic Blue, earlier this year which focused on the response to a potential terrorist attack.

Precautions

* There has recently been a renewed campaign in conjunction with the Met Police to report suspect bags and packages. These posters are highly visible in Tube stations and on buses
* A London resilience team has weekly meetings - London wide resilience plans have been fully tested.

BUSES

* Approximately 325,000 people travel on buses during the morning peak
* CCTV pictures will be used to assist police.
Spot the difference:
Thirty hurt in Tube tunnel horror
The Observer, Sunday January 26 2003

Passengers involved in a horrific rail crash on London Underground told last night how they escaped death thanks to a miraculous chain of events after a Tube train lost a wheel and hit the tunnel wall.

Yesterday's crash, which left 30 people injured and prompted fresh questions about under-investment in rail safety, happened shortly after 2pm as the train was travelling from St Paul's to Chancery Lane.

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