7/7 London bombings 10th anniversary: Transport for London will hold one-minute silence today

 
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Kings Cross station after the first blast went off 10 years ago today (Source: Getty)
Transport for London will be holding a one-minute silence to mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings today.
The explosions, which brought down the entire Tube network, went off within seconds of each other just before 8:50am. The first incident took place between Liverpool Street and Aldgate East, the second between King's Cross and Russell Square and a third by Edgware Road tube station.
A fourth blast took place on the Number 30 bus just after 9:30am. In total 52 people were killed and 770 injured.
Transport services will run as usual in London today. However TfL noted this “is not a normal day”, and urged commuters “to be patient and respect our staff and others who will be marking the anniversary, particularly at the incident sites, throughout the day”.
London’s transport commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: “No one who works at, or for, TfL will ever forget the events of 7th July 2005.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, those injured and their families and loved ones at this poignant time. The actions of our staff and contractors and the emergency services that day were nothing short of heroic - going above and beyond the call of duty to help and comfort those affected.
“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.”
Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground and Rail, added: “My thoughts are with the victims, families and survivors on this difficult day.
“What happened 10 years ago will never be forgotten, and neither will the valiant actions of our staff, the emergency services and members of the public, who worked so compassionately to help those in need.
“The people of London showed extraordinary courage and their support and patience as we worked to return the transport network to normal was invaluable."

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