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.


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