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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:15 AM
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Many People still trapped in tunnels at Kings Cross. BBC: rescue under
way. Many people trapped in tunnels
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:16 AM
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1. my prayers for them
I hope they are ok
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WolverineDG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:21 AM
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2. Kings Cross
is a huge station connected to the St. Pancras station, housing the Tube, rail station & Thamelink. There is a lot of construction going on there & it was almost finished when I was there last month. I pray for all the people in London that everyone finds their way home safe & sound.

dg
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:25 AM
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3. I keep having mental flashbacks
to the Kings Cross fire. I was there earlier that day, not long before the fire broke out, and the thought of being trapped in the tunnels there is terrifying.

God, I hope they learned something from that and that these people can be evacuated soon.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:34 AM
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4. I was just thinking of that fire
King's Cross is going to get a reputation as someplace to avoid.
I'm now wondering if we're going to get something similar here in New York. It's not rush hour yet.
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:39 AM
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5. I was thinking about New York too.
How can you protect yourself from an attack on public transportation? It would be pretty difficult.
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:58 AM
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10. You can't, really
Even if you see something fishy you might not be able to do anything about it. I'm just glad I don't have any place in particular to go today.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:49 AM
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8. The thing is,
if you live outside of London in a place where the London-bound trains terminate at Kings Cross, then you don't have a choice. We live about 15 miles from Leeds and all the Leeds-to-London trains end up at Kings Cross. If we lived in a different area, the London trains might terminate at a different mainline station.

The Kings Cross fire started because of someone tossing a lit cigarette onto a wooden escalator, where it caught fire. They replaced all of those escalators years ago, plus banned smoking on the Underground part of the station.

During the years the IRA was still active, it didn't matter which station you were in, it was as likely as any other to be under threat. I think it's the same today, it was just bad luck that Kings Cross was one of the places where there was a bomb. People decided a long time ago that we can't let our lives grind to a halt out of fear.

And you, keep your eyes and ears open on the way to work today!
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bennywhale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 07:45 AM
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11. Just go about your daily life. Don't let this scare you into changing it
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Cessna Invesco Palin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:42 AM
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6. King's Cross is the station I use...
...when going into London from Cambridge. (I'm not a commuter to London, but I do travel there occasionally.)
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Brian_Expat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:43 AM
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7. Apparently the King's X tunnels for pedestrians have collapsed n/t
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 06:50 AM
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9. Oh no. nt
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