Tube terrorism: the aftermath

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Alison Hammond, Metronet

The aftermath of July’s terror attacks on the oldest metro system in the world saw Metronet Rail, Tube Lines and London Underground working around the clock to get services up and running again for three million daily Tube commuters. Alison Hammond investigates.

The date of July 7 will always be remembered by London’s commuters: the day terrorists carried out three bomb attacks on a busy morning at about 8:50am on London Underground, with a fourth device exploding later on a double-decker bus. At least 56 people died and more than 700 were injured in the attacks that police quickly traced to suicide bombers. Whilst the impact of the incidents led to the closure of the entire network, parts of the system re-opened during the following days with the bombing sites remaining closed as crime scenes by the Metropolitan Police.

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