Safe and speedy recovery

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Peter Terrett, Piccadilly Line Infrastructure Manager, Tube Lines

The terrorist attacks on London’s public transport system on 7 July left many Londoners facing long and indirect journeys to and from work. Tube Lines – the company rebuilding the Tube’s busiest lines – played an instrumental role in getting full services restored in record time. Its Emergency Response Unit and provider of engineering services and equipment Trans Plant worked at all three bomb sites assisting police and moving trains. The Piccadilly line was restored to full service on 4 August – within four weeks of the bombing, just one week after the site was released by the anti-terrorist squad to Tube Lines.

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