Thursday, July 07, 2005

A Sad Day

We've been expecting it for a long time, but today it finally happened. Terrorists hit the London transportation system, with three explosions on trains, and one on a bus.

As I work late shifts, I awoke to hear the news on my clock radio about 1pm. Needless to say, it didn't take me as long as normal to wake up. I first of all had to ring and text everyone who'd been leaving me messages to assure them I was OK. Then I rang my duty manager.
He informed me that I should just report to my local station and help where I could. This I did, but as it turned out, there was very little I could do, other than assist answering questions from passengers about how to reach their destinations.

To be honest, I think I'm still quite shocked. As I say, we've been expecting it, but now it's actually happened, it still seems like a horrible nightmare.

Needless to say my sincere condolances, thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who were killed, and with those who were injured by these terrible atrocities.

5 Comments:

Blogger The Station Supervisor said...

I'm glad to see you are ok.

9:47 pm  
Blogger VaneWimsey said...

I'm in California, and I just wanted to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

3:28 am  
Blogger Annie Mole said...

Our thoughts are all with you and all London Transport Staff. I know I'm one of the worst people for berating tube staff. But keep up the good work.

8:07 am  
Blogger Harrington-Khalsa said...

Hi Mates, I'm a driver on the #4 Lexington Ave. line and I got caught up in the 9/11 thing with the buildin collapse stallin my trai a block from the disaster.
Ican say for me and my co-workers that we were all so pisssed at the miscreants who destroyed the WTC and the london tube that we all became even more determined to keep up the service in spite of all the threats. we extend our prayers and solidarity to you in the tube from the guys and galls in the New York Subway. We know what you're going through, but keep up.K. Harrington

1:06 am  
Blogger Alan Z said...

Hello,
I'm an Engineer (Driver) on the PATH system which runs from Newark, New Jersey to the World Trade Center (or the pit) in Manhattan in cars a bit larger than your tube stock (in fact our nickname is "the Hudson Tubes"). I get to see what the cowards did 6 times a day. My fellow employees & myself extend our thoughts & prayers to all of you. I also worked on 9/11 so I do have an idea what you folks are going through.

3:18 am  

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