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London Transit Hit by Explosions

July 7, 2005

London Transit Hit by Explosions
July 7, 2005 – At least four explosions rocked London this morning during rush hour, wounding dozens and causing several causalities. Three of the blasts took place in the city’s subway system and one more hit a double-decker bus. Prime Minister Tony Blair said in a statement that the explosions were an apparent terrorist attack.


The Homeland Security Department asked authorities in major U.S. cities Thursday for heightened vigilance of major transportation systems.


Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said that there were no immediate plans to raise the nation’s threat level; however, security is being tightened on public transit in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Paris.


Communicating with our members is a priority and the National Tour Association will be concentrating efforts to keep you informed on travel related concerns as we receive information. NTA is currently in the process of contacting officials with the VisitBritain office. It is too early to predict the immediate effects of the London explosions, but NTA encourages its members to work together by utilizing the member forums on NTA Online. Visit This Just In frequently for updated information concerning this developing story. You can also find up-to-the-minute information at major news outlets such as,, and


More than 60 percent of NTA tour operators offering outbound packages offer trips to the United Kingdom. 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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