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Explosions in London - city workers getting home tonight

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lisalisa Thu 07-Jul-05 12:10:55

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kid Thu 07-Jul-05 12:12:59

I think people have been advised to book into hotels as they won't be able to travel today. Its going to be chaos.

foxinsocks Thu 07-Jul-05 12:14:36

Just for your info...I was able to take a train on the London network that left from Waterloo (I got on later down the line but it definitely came from waterloo) so it seems those who take trains from waterloo may well be OK (just check before you go)

frogs Thu 07-Jul-05 12:19:19

We're within 20 mins walking distance of the City, so if anyone is stuck and needs to stay over, just post and ask.

lisalisa Thu 07-Jul-05 12:22:45

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PiccadillyCircus Thu 07-Jul-05 12:32:56

I would like to be at home now but would need a train from Kings Cross . My car is in Hatfield, and I live in Bedfordshire.

I work in Baker Street.

misdee Thu 07-Jul-05 12:33:47

trains are shut from hatfield as well PC.

cadbury Thu 07-Jul-05 12:34:33

my dh reckons he won't be able to get home from Waterloo tonight. Looks like he will be sleeping there.

GhostofNatt Thu 07-Jul-05 12:34:56

Be interested to know if anyone can think of a route to East London that avoids the City!

PiccadillyCircus Thu 07-Jul-05 12:36:44

Just looked on WAGN website and there are some trains leaving from Finsbury Park.


dinosaur Thu 07-Jul-05 12:36:53

GoN - you could head straight up North towards Kings Cross, then go via Islington?

foxinsocks Thu 07-Jul-05 12:37:35

have just checked for my dh and trains are still running normally from london waterloo (south west trains)

if you click on this link and find your station on the live departures bit (or look at london waterloo), you'll be able to see they are still up and running though very delayed

train departures from waterloo

GhostofNatt Thu 07-Jul-05 12:39:34

Good idea dino, will see how things develop and if Kings X area ok. colleague who lives in surrey has just set off hopefully, think he may be back!

Aero Thu 07-Jul-05 12:39:56

Is London Bridge/Charing X or Victoria affected does anyone know?

dinosaur Thu 07-Jul-05 12:40:09

Whereabouts in East London are you GoN? I live n Clapton.

Aero Thu 07-Jul-05 12:40:30

Meant Cannon Street not Charing X?

NotQuiteCockney Thu 07-Jul-05 12:40:44

GoN, does the Jubilee Line go through the City?

Also, the riverboats are all apparently providing free service at the moment.

ScummyMummy Thu 07-Jul-05 12:41:26

Victoria is v quiet atm Aero.

Aero Thu 07-Jul-05 12:45:02

Thanks SM. Dh could walk to Victoria and get home from there if necessary (I think) if trains are running that is.

GhostofNatt Thu 07-Jul-05 12:45:48

Dino, am in sort of Bethnal Green/Haggerston area (near Columbia Road) sop nto too far if can get thro Liverpool street area of things.... Jubilee line goes out towards Stratford i think

GhostofNatt Thu 07-Jul-05 12:47:21

Is anyone actually leaving now or should we be waiting to hear if it's safe?

PiccadillyCircus Thu 07-Jul-05 12:53:45

I want to leave ASAP but obviously not if it isn't safe.

Wish I knew what to do.

frogs Thu 07-Jul-05 12:58:03

Dh is in Bloomsbury, right between Russell Square and Tavistock Place. He is okay, but has been told to stay where he is atm. It is walking distance (just about) so he'll be able to get home once they're allowed to.

My offer is still open -- if anyone needs a bed for the night in Islington/City borders, let me know. We are walkable from the City, or even from WC1/WC2 at a push

yoyo Thu 07-Jul-05 13:01:42

Frogs - my DH is stuck by The British Library. If he can't get anywhere or sort something out can I contact you? Thanks for your email btw - time taken up with DH at the moment but will reply soon.

babyonboard Thu 07-Jul-05 13:02:39

River Services

Thames Clippers are providing free travel on all boats to and from the following London piers:

Savoy (Cleopatra’s Needle)
Bankside (Tate Modern)
London Bridge (south side near Hay’s Galleria)
St Katharine Docks (Tower Bridge)
Canary Wharf (Canary Riverside)
Greenland (Surrey Quays)
Masthouse Terrace (Isles of Dogs)
Woolwich Arsenal

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