Today marks the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks on London Underground trains and a double-decker bus that killed 52 civilians and injured more than 700 others. Prime Minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson will mark the date this morning by laying a wreath at the attack memorial in Hyde Park.
“Today the country comes together to remember the victims of one of the deadliest terrorist atrocities on mainland Britain,” Cameron will say, adding: “Ten years on from the 7/7 London attacks, the threat from terrorism continues to be as real as it is deadly. But we will never be cowed by terrorism.”
Transport for London (TfL) services will run as normal but TfL will mark the anniversary with a one-minute silence at 11:30am across all London Underground trains and buses. Transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy said today that “no one who works at, or for, TfL will ever forget the events of 7th July 2005”.
He added: “We will always be proud of how TfL, as well as the capital as a whole, pulled together and proved its defiance and resilience against terrorism. Our courageous staff worked tirelessly to get people home that night and to run as much of the transport network as possible the following day.”