‘People eyed each other and their luggage warily but, notably, there was none of the usual rush for escalators’

On Thursday morning, I was irritated to discover that the trains were not running.

9th July, 2005

On Thursday morning, I was irritated to discover that the trains were not running. Like others, I assumed that there had been a false security alert or a technical failure.

Accustomed to delays and inconvenience, London's travel-weary commuters did what they always do and went about finding an alternative way to the office.

On Friday, however, we all knew why the stations had been evacuated. The strain was etched on the faces of commuters who...

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