Thursday, July 07, 2005

Oh dear

The simultaneous, apparently coordinated, explosions across London are pretty scary.

The first inkling I had that something was going on was when my DLR train to Bank was diverted to Tower Gateway (at around 08:50 - I was running slightly late to work)

Initially, I thought the problem was localised to Bank so I alighted at Shadwell with the intention of getting the East London Line and Jubilee Line to Waterloo to get to work.

Shadwell tube was closed so I took another DLR to Tower Gateway. Tower Hill tube was also shut. I thought this was due to overcrowding so I toyed with the idea of going to Aldgate to get the train before it arrived at Tower Hill.

In the event, I took the RV1 bus from Aldgate to the South Bank. It never occured to me that the bus could have exploded...

I think I'll be walking home this evening.

2 comments:

Lee Hollingdale said...

Yeah, some pretty graphic pictures of one of the buses ripped open by the blast... nasty.

Glad you're ok.

Richard Brown said...

Thanks Lee