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‘Incidents’ Reported in London Transit System

July 21, 2005

‘Incidents’ Reported in London Transit System
July 21, 2005 – Police and emergency services are responding to incidents at three London underground stations and on a bus in east London.

Police were attending incidents at Warren Street, Oval and Shepherd’s Bush underground stations and on a No. 26 bus at the junction of Hackney Road and Columbia Road.

A British Transport Police spokesman said, "One person has received an injury at Warren Street. We cannot confirm what the injury is, how it was received or who serious it is. We are still waiting for more information."

The incidents came two weeks to the day since bombs on three Underground trains in London and a double-decker bus killed 56 people including four bombers.

Some witnesses said they heard gunshots at Warren Street and saw an assailant running from the scene but Scotland Yard sources said it was unclear if the noise was from gunfire or detonating caps.

A passenger on a tube train about to arrive at Warren Street tube station said another passenger had told him there had been an exploding rucksack. He described seeing smoke and dozens of panicking passengers running through the train.

"The train was not far short of Warren Street station when suddenly the doors between my carriage and the next one burst open and dozens of passengers started running through," retired special constable Ivan McCracken told Sky News.

British Transport police said all of the affected tube stations were being evacuated. Services on the affected London Underground lines were suspended.

NTA will continue to keep you update of this developing story. If any of our members have groups in the London area and NTA can be of any assistance to you, please contact Andrea Richardson at or call 800-682-8886 or 859-226-5019.

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