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London Tube incidents: Were you affected?

Shepherd's Bush stations

A man has been shot at Stockwell Tube station by armed police officers, police have confirmed.

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The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have received so far:

People dropped books, cups of coffee and other personal possessions in their rush to get out
Caitlin, Clapham, London

I caught the Victoria line from Stockwell station at about 9am. The Tube arrived at Vauxhall and the doors opened, at which point the people on the next carriage along started screaming and shouting 'Oh my God' and rushing for the exits. People were panicking and dropped books, cups of coffee and other personal possessions in their rush to get out - one woman even left her child's buggy and handbag on the platform!
Caitlin, Clapham, London

I was evacuated from Vauxhall station around 9.12am amid much panic and screaming and the station was then closed. The staff, while calm, seemed as confused as the commuters and as upset people streamed out of the station, emergency services arrived.
Adi, London

I was on a Victoria line tube at about 9.20am having got on at Vauxhall. The tube was just about to leave when somebody started screaming. I later found out they thought they could smell something funny. I'm not sure if there was any more to it than that but panic followed. Some were hysterical and others were desperately trying to remain calm and urging others to do the same. I didn't see any pushing or shoving, in fact it seemed like most people had calmed down a bit. I'm still going to get the tube home but I'm wondering how many more times this will happen. Please everybody try and stay calm.
Louise, Raynes Park, London

Police were surrounding the train and passengers inside the carriage were panicking
Nick, London

I had to endure a very frightening moment this morning at Kennington. Our train was held, with the doors shut as the platform was evacuated. Soon police were surrounding the train and passengers inside the carriage were panicking. After checking the train for a 'suspect passenger' we were allowed to evacuate the station, shortly met by a crowd of police officers and tape surrounding the exit.
Nick, London

I was on a train at Kennington station this morning when, as soon as it started to move off, the brakes were applied and the driver announced there was a 'suspect person' on the train and we were being held indefinitely in the station. Police arrived very quickly and demanded that the doors on the train be closed. The station was evacuated and carriage by carriage, so was the train, with police telling us that there was 'no danger at this station'. We came out of the station to find police everywhere and the whole area closed off. The whole incident seemed to happen with a sense of calm from people, perhaps due to the speed and efficiency of the police.
Jo, London

A colleague was at Vauxhall this morning and there was a package in the carriage next to theirs of the tube, which exploded, with smoke everywhere. The stoic British public panicked and he said people were fighting each other to get out the tube, some using prams as a weapon.
Steve, London

I picked up a few lost shoes - people had left them rather than stay and try to retrieve them
Vickki Mathurin, London

At about 9.15am I went to get a tube at Vauxhall. The train came in and I saw a woman banging on the doors with a very distressed look on her face. When the doors opened, everybody piled off and there were announcements saying to leave the station, but not to run. Strangely enough, there was little panic, but a lot of anger, but some people were covering their noses and mouths. We all left the station and I picked up a few lost shoes - people had left them rather than stay and try to retrieve them. Some people were saying that they had breathed something in and that their throats and chests were burning.
Vickki Mathurin, London

I was at one end of the train on the Northern Line train at Stockwell station at around 10am when suddenly lots of people at the other end started shouting "Get off! Get off!" and running down the platform away from the train. I heard 5 gun shots, although did not see anything as I was running away from the train trying to find an exit. We all followed each other and reached a dead end on the Victoria line platform, everyone was very frightened and didn't know where to go. A Victoria line train pulled in a few seconds later and everyone banged on the doors until the driver opened the doors. Everyone in my carriage lay down low in the carriage as we didn't know if the person with the gun had got onto our train or not. A few people said they had seen a man with a gun on the Northern line train being chased by some other men. People were shaking and crying.
Helen Beesley, London

I was on the train when the man was shot. I was so scared. I thought the police were shooting everyone. The man who was shot running for his life - he was screaming too. Mum and everyone in Scotland, I'm ok. I lost my phone on the train.
Fiona Syme, Fife, Scotland

I got on the Northern Line train waiting in the station, and then a big group of plain-clothes armed police officers ran on the train and started shouting at someone. All the passengers were frozen at first, but then we began to run out the door. As I was leaving the carriage I heard a small bang, and then ran up the stairs. People were screaming and crying and pushing each other to get out. Some were running up the down escalator. There were tube staff and one uniformed police officer at the top telling everyone to stay calm. It was surreal.
James Turner, London

People were wide eyed and screaming
Johnnie Tonner, London

I've never seen blind panic in my life until today. Sitting on the Northern line train at Stockwell and all of a sudden the driver is screaming: "Everyone off the train, we're evacuating the station." On the platform I hear 4 or 5 gun shots coming from the front of the train. Everyone (about 100 people) panicked and just started running as far away from the shots as possible. We streamed into the opposite platform and realised that we were running into a dead end. People were wide eyed and screaming. A few people looked as if they were ready to jump onto the tracks. The driver wouldn't open the doors and we're hammering on the glass shouting to open the doors. Eventually he did and we got out of there. They let us off at Pimlico station and people were just slumped on the kerb bawling - no one had a clue what had happened.
Johnnie Tonner, London

I was going to get on the tube at Stockwell when everyone came rushing out. There was a woman crying and I thought it had been another bomb. When the police told me someone had been shot, I actually felt happy. What world and time am I living in that I'm happy when someone has been shot dead?
Mel, London

I live above the Victoria Line. After walking and bussing home from the West End last night, I was more than pleased to be woken by the familiar rumble of trains on the tube this morning. Living in London is to live with these threats. Life goes on, and I'm late for my tube.
Henry Hughes, London

I'm a Londoner now living in the States. I've been following the events in London via American news stations though sadly the coverage is dreadful. My thoughts are with London as is my heart. American friends have been asking if I'm glad to be out of England with all this going on. Hell no! It just makes me determined to move home.
Siobhan, Boston USA

I was very shocked to hear about the second tube blast incident. It is a repulsive act by people with no morals or values inculcated in them. The people responsible for this should be brought to justice, the concept of constant attempts to kill innocent people is not supported by any religion or culture whatsoever. All we can do is pray and hope the people responsible pay for their actions and justice prevails.
Zainab Hussain, Toronto, Canada

I was on my way back from the USA when my Hammersmith & City train stopped a station short of Shepherd's Bush at Goldhawk Road. We were told that the current had gone out, then very shortly afterwards that we should evacuate the train and the station. People hurried but there was no panic at all. I then walked the short distance home, seeing the police begin to stop traffic on the Uxbridge Road. About a half hour later the police evacuated us from Frithville Gardens. I still can't get back so I'm at a friend's place tonight. The London Underground staff got us out quickly and the police were there in large numbers quickly too.
Geoff Toley, Shepherd's Bush

I was walking in to the Warren street station, about to pay, when suddenly the order to leave was given. In London this is fairly normal and I went to another station, but the silence of the tube lines after the attacks was disturbing and I left. On the way home I had to work my way around two closed off areas, in Shoreditch and Warren street.
Robert, London

I was catching up on some well-needed sleep after getting back from an early morning shift at work when a policeman rang the doorbell and told me I had to leave my house. That was around 2pm and little did I know I wouldn't be able to return for another ten hours. The Shepherds Bush station is my closest tube and it's hard to believe that this couldn't have happened any closer to home.
Holly, Shepherds Bush

I was travelling on London Transport during the 7/7. To see the reports again yesterday brought back memories. Hang in there Londoners, don't give in to these pathetic, unable to think for themselves extremists. Thank God that yesterday's events failed.
Paul Thomas, Cyprus

We have a daughter teaching in London and we are very aware and concerned about the 'climate' in London these past few weeks. We are impressed with the attitude that is expressed by the English people, that you will not allow your lives to be run by those who wish to spread fear. You have a history of being brave fighters who have shown great fortitude! Whatever you have to do I commend you on your intelligence, your police force and the actions they so swiftly take. You are in our prayers.
Bj, Canada

What worries me is that these people are still on the run
Mark, Richmond

I thought we were on high alert. On Sunday I travelled on the tube for the first time since the bombings and was always checking people out! What worries me is that these people are still on the run.
Mark, Richmond

Well done to the members of the public who attempted to catch the suspect at the tube station. This sends out the right kind of message. We will not be bowed by terror and we will stand up to you.
Muzz, Portmouth

It's been one hell of a day again. I can still hear police cars from my flat, which is just 10 mins walk from where the 26 bus stands at the moment. I took 26 to work this very morning. It feels all this is happening way too close for comfort.
Tezza, London

I have worked in the city for 5 years and despite the efforts of these murderers I'll still be at work in the morning, even if I have to get on my bike and ride. It will take more than a few bombs to bring London to its knees.
Glenn Dunwell, Barnet

Tottenham Court Road looks very strange with no traffic
Martin, London

I was locked into my office in Shoreditch and told not to leave, and was then evacuated at 5:30pm. I live on one of the side streets between Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street. I have police tape at the end of my road and Tottenham Court Road looks very strange with no traffic, but at the same time, comforting, as it is packed with people going about their evenings.
Martin, London

My tube line was suspended so I had to change twice then get a bus, but I still managed to get home in an hour. I started to realise that there is nothing to be feared. I will go to work tomorrow as normal by tube.
Denny, London

I arrived for an appointment in central London at 12.15pm. I went into a building in Bank, and came out an hour later. The difference was unbelievable. Where before there had been a London street getting on with its business, there was now a feeling of urgency as sirens reached my ears from all directions.
Emma Lindsay, London

Although the emergency services should be praised for their quick response, how did the man escape on the underground with people shouting stop him? I thought we have increased security and if one person who is being shouted at and is running is not stopped, how are we safe?
Will Andrews, Dorset

I am a bit concerned that this has happened when everyone is supposed to be at their most vigilant
AC, Surrey

In Farringdon, trains were disrupted but it was received calmly. I think there was a sense of "Oh no, not again, but at least we got off lightly this time." I am a bit concerned that this has happened when everyone is supposed to be at their most vigilant.
AC, Surrey

I was on the Northern Line heading for Bank when, at around 12:45, the train stopped in tunnel a few yards outside Moorgate. The driver announced "I've been instructed to wait here for the moment." When we got to Moorgate, the driver came on the PA again: "I've been instructed to wait in the station, we won't be going anywhere for at least a few minutes." Then I heard the driver's train radio come on. The voice of a line controller said: "All drivers, Code Amber." I thought I'd never do a Carl Lewis/Linford Christie impression, but this was the time that I did it.
Roy, London

There were the most stupendous traffic jams in South London because a lot of traffic was evidently diverted to avoid Oval. I took seven different number 159 buses to get home - jumping on one until it stopped, walking 100 yards to get round the bottleneck, then jumping onto the next one. Thank goodness for Routemasters - you can get on and off at any time!
Alastair Scott, London

My tube stop is the Oval as I live just down the road. I have every intention of getting the tube home tonight and if the Northern Line and Oval tube station is open, I will go home my usual way.
Kate, London

I won't be dictated to by people who want to spread fear
Richard, London

This evening, I will catch the underground to Waterloo and then a mainline train to Putney - just as I do every other evening. I won't be dictated to by people who want to spread fear.
Richard, London

The Bakerloo line was shut so I had to walk from Marylebone to Baker St. I couldn't believe it was only a 5 minute walk through some really nice areas. It made me wonder how much I missed when going underground.
Martin, London

It was great to see 3 commuters gave chase and nearly caught one of the terrorists. I strongly recommend London commuters to do the same. Blowing yourself up is one thing, getting caught and having commuters beat the living daylights out of you is another.
Tim H, UK

I was nervous knowing I had to come to London today, and particularly anxious as an autistic person about what might happen if I could not get my usual transport back home. Unfortunately my worst fears were realised with all the streets around Euston closed off. Luckily I was with other people so someone took me to Watford to catch a train home. But my travel arrangements were rather complicated with a lot of changing trains.
Larry Arnold, Coventry, England

The man was arrested, his hands tied with one of those zip ties, and taken away
Marc, Whitehall, London

At 15:19 a number of police began running down Whitehall. One of the police moved into the street to direct several police cars to intercept a lone man, directly opposite Downing Street. The man was told to get down and then instructed to remove his rucksack. I saw a camera crew arrive and then watched as the camera crew and members of the public were moved out of the area. I was locked in a building near the incident. The man was arrested, his hands tied with one of those zip ties, and taken away. Bomb disposal arrived a short while later and one of the team walked up to the rucksack that had been left at the scene. After searching the contents he threw the bag on a nearby wall. Police and bus drivers then searched a number of buses that had been stopped in the area. Whitehall was then re-opened, but only briefly. I spoke to a police constable from Cumbria who said that there was another incident and that Whitehall was being closed down again. I beat a hasty retreat to Waterloo.
Marc, Whitehall, London

I was on the Hackney bus at the time of the explosion. It was a truly terrifying experience. The world is no longer safe anymore, and we were meant to be on high alert?
Amra Smith, East London

I was in Warren Street station on the Victoria line escalator when the tube pulled in. It was chaos, there was no information and we weren't evacuated for at least 10 mins. Then the tickets wouldn't allow people through the machines. No one knew what was going on!
Nathan Hallums, Crawley

Last week's events were shocking. Now it's beginning to feel like part of London life
Michael Wright, Shoreditch, London

My girlfriend and I live on Hackney road in the centre of the cordoned off area and can see the 26 bus from our window. We can't get out of the house. Last week's events were shocking. Now it's beginning to feel like part of London life.
Michael Wright, Shoreditch, London

Got my normal train home from London Bridge towards West Norwood and the feeling I got talking to other people is that we will just go on as per usual. The message to the people who want to kill and injure us is "Go away". We are not afraid and will live like we have done.
Richard , South London

I was on the number 4 bus outside St Paul's and I heard a very loud bang, like a big firework. The whole area, which had been busy, was cleared immediately. The police evacuated my bus and hurried us away.
Aaron Fullick, Feltham

I live in Shepherd's Bush and most of the area is cordoned off. It was really strange to see this coming back home tonight. The Green looks like a ghost town. Hopefully I'll be able to sleep at home tonight. Hats off to the police who are doing a magnificent job.
Dave Portland, London

I was working at Russell Square when all this was happening. Rather than panic, people seemed more concerned that they'd make it home in time. As much as I can't stand London transport for its heat and overcrowding, none of this will ever stop me taking it.
Louis, London

Some people panicked on being evacuated and foolishly ran out of the station
Ed Rutherford, London

I was on a District line this afternoon around 1:35pm when 20 seconds before entering Embankment station the train driver told us he was not stopping at the station. When we arrived at Westminster, we were immediately evacuated on arrival. Some people panicked on being evacuated and foolishly ran out of the station. Please don't panic everyone - the chances of actually being involved in an incident is so remote that you are more likely to injure yourself running away than actually being involved in an incident.
Ed Rutherford, London

Finally on a train home out of Kings Cross. Trains are very empty with people not being able to get on. Cost me a £50 taxi ride to get through the traffic from Victoria to Kings Cross.
Paul, London, UK

I was on a Northern line tube just on the way to Oval. The train stopped in a tunnel for about 15-20 minutes. The driver indicated we were waiting for a possibly defective train to leave the platform ahead. We were then moved to a platform and evacuated. There was no panic, people clearly worried but calm. Only when outside on street level, did we become aware of a serious incident. The way LU staff handled passengers and maintained calm deserves applauding.
Neil, London

Coming home has been a trauma with police quite calmly telling me that I was not allowed in my street or my house, despite the fact that I had two young children with me. After demanding to know what alternative arrangements had been made for us if we were not allowed home we were let through, but carefully monitored to our front door.
Anna Siraut, London

The response by staff and police was magnificent
Simon, Cambs

I was on the Victoria line this afternoon - we had just left Victoria when it was announced we had to get off at Green Park due to a security incident. As expected, most people panicked - for my trouble I received a minor concussion after being forcibly moved into a handrail! That aside, the response by staff and police was magnificent.
Simon, Cambs

Police have just carried out a controlled explosion outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand. I am in an office on the second floor across the road and just saw the police bomb disposal robot blow it up. There is paper everywhere outside the gates of the Royal Courts. Police are still shouting at people to get back. People were very panicky as they were cleared from the area outside the cordon, while those inside like myself are forced to stay inside.
Peter, London, UK

I live near Shepherd's Bush. People are getting on with things as normal here. Can people get a bit of perspective and calm down please? It appears that these incidents are the work of inept idiots, who deserve our scorn and ridicule, rather than our dumbstruck fear and panic.
Irving Washington, London

Me and my dad were in Euston tube station, when an alert sounded and urged us to leave the station immediately. My dad rushed me out really fast and loads of people were pouring out of the station. They were all very calm though so that relieved me but I thought, "What if it's another terror attack?
Emma Lear (age 12), London

I'm fed up of being scared to use public transport
Louise Atkin, London

I am extremely angry. The only way of getting from where I work in Camden to where I live in Clapham is via the Northern or Victoria line. It took 2 hours to walk home two Thursdays ago and I'm fed up of being scared to use public transport. Everyone's baggage should be checked before being allowed on the underground.
Louise Atkin, London

I was out and about in the Tottenham Court Road area and saw huge amounts of traffic. I managed to get back to my office on Euston Road which is opposite UCH which has now been evacuated. The streets are all taped off and there are police everywhere. The felling in the office is a mixture of excitement and fear, although we are all trying to get on with things. It's just a bit hard when every time you look out the window and wonder what is going to happen next.
Lucinda, London

I was on the Northern Line going to my son's school party when the driver said trains were being held at stations but we could not get into Kennington. The passengers were getting irritated after 20 mins, little did they know what was happening one stop ahead.
Muqbool Khan, London

I was on a No 24 bus between Goodge Street and Warren Street travelling up Tottenham Court Road. The bus was moving very slowly and there were sirens everywhere. I got off the bus at the next opportunity and walked on foot up to the police cordon. As I walked up, there were loads of empty buses parked up on Tottenham Court Road. I saw a big presence from the emergency services with police sniffer dogs in attendance. The police started moving the cordon back so I cleared out of the area and started walking back towards Oxford Street, where I work, via some of the back streets. Nobody knew really what was going on.
Leo Andrews, London

Tottenham Court Rd a ghost-town road at the moment - only sound is the wind whipping through the blue and white police cordon tape. Anyone leaving the offices here (they are encouraged NOT to leave the offices here) is sent southwards. Police and orange jacketed men, patrolling up and down the street, otherwise everything is locked down and shut.
DaveM, London, Tottenham Court Road

I knew something terrible had happened again
Laura Brittan, Warren Street

I was right near Warren street tube station waiting for a bus when suddenly people were evacuated for the station. People fled from the station crying, and were on their mobile phones. One person said that there had been an explosion on a train that she was on. The area become suddenly very crowded, I knew something terrible had happened again. About 5 minutes later I heard a lot sirens and a helicopter. I was near the bombing at Tavistock Square 2 weeks ago and I can't believe that something like this has happened again so soon after.
Laura Brittan, Warren Street

I'm sending this from Gower Street (the parallel road to Tottenham Court Road, 2 streets from Warren Street station, the top of which has been cordoned off) - tons of people instead of the usual traffic, most people seem relaxed and calm, most people seem to be taking it in their stride -people from the nearby train stations lugging their baggage, some on skateboards and mini-scooters even.
Tien, London, UK

I work up the road from Warren street. Our street has been blocked off and we have been advised to stay in until further notice. There is a huge police presence but not much information at the moment. We are pretty calm here and getting on with work as best as possible. I pray they catch whoever is responsible for trying to terrorise us!
Michelle Lloyd, London, Tottenham court road

I am currently in a govt building in Ludgate Hill. The road has been cordoned off and all staff have been advised to stay on one side of the building. Staff are not allowed to leave at this time
Olive Essien, London

I am working on Fleet Street. We were previously advised to remain in the building while police investigate a suspect package in the St Paul's/Ludgate Circus area. The area was cordoned off. We have just been informed by our security that the incident has been 'completed' and we are now allowed to leave the building.
Anon, UK

The roads outside were promptly closed to traffic
Kevin Beurle, London

I was on the train at Oval. There was an automatic announcement between Stockwell and Oval that one of the passenger alarms had been activated. After a while standing at the platform at Oval, we were ordered off the train and out of the station. As we passed the second carriage, we could see an intact-looking medium sized dark rucksack that had been left on a seat. Emergency vehicles starting arriving quickly, then in huge numbers and variety. The roads outside were promptly closed to traffic, then a pedestrian exclusion area was extended increasingly far away and sniffer dogs deployed at street level.
Kevin Beurle, London

I was sitting on Warren Street having my lunch, when all of a sudden, waves of police, ambulance and fire trucks came flying up the street. The police quickly evacuated everyone - dealing with the situation very well indeed. They made me feel a bit safer.
Jamie Goldsmith, London, UK

I was on the District Line this morning when at about 10am they announced that much of the Central Line was suspended because of an unattended bag at Shepherd's Bush.
Linda, London, UK

I am currently in a government building in Ludgate Hill. The road has been cordoned off and all staff have been advised to stay on one side of the building. Staff are not allowed to leave at this time
Olive Essien, London

Living only 5 mins away from Kings Cross puts things in perspective after this latest incident
Carrie White, Kings Cross, London

I had been shopping in Oxford Street when I passed Oxford Circus and noted it had been closed down. I then contacted by my boyfriend, worried sick about my safety as he'd been trying to get hold of me for over an hour, and he told me about the bombings. I had to walk home from there diverting away from Warren Street in order to reach Kings Cross. Living only 5 mins away from Kings Cross puts things in perspective after this latest incident. But 'we will not be moved' away from our home because of it.
Carrie White, Kings Cross, London

My tube stop is the 0val as I live just down the road. I have every intention of getting the tube home tonight and if the Northern Line and Oval tube station is open, I will go home my usual way.
Kate, London

I work up the road from Warren Street. Our street has been blocked off and we have been advised to stay in until further notice. There is a huge police presence but not much information at the moment. We are pretty calm here and getting on with work as best as possible. I pray they catch whoever is responsible for trying to terrorise us!
Michelle Lloyd, London, Tottenham court road

I work on Fleet Street and the area is being blocked off now (16:56). My co-worker got on a bus, and the police boarded and kicked everyone off and told them to go back in their offices. We had an announcement over the PA saying we can not leave the building. Not sure what is happening outside..
Laura, London

I was at Piccadilly at 1pm and there were police everywhere. I got on a bus to come back down to Bond Street where I work, and they have closed Oxford Circus, and the streets are full of people panicking. Think we are going to have another nightmare week on the tubes. Take care everyone.
Leah, London

We will not be stopped from doing our everyday activities
Bernard Humphrey, London

My office is Euston Tower and overlooks Warren Street. I am on the 33rd floor and we have been asked to move to the north side of our building as a precaution. We are all in talking and saying that we will just get on with it; as we will not be stopped from doing our everyday activities.
Bernard Humphrey, London

The fear on people's faces, it's very sad that we have to live like this in our city.
Calvin Greene, London

Got to Waterloo and made my way to the Jubilee line. I was then evacuated from there, but due to the number of false alarms recently I thought some idiot had just forgotten a bag. So I walked to Southwark and caught the Tube from there, only to be evacuated at Canary Wharf as well. This time round feeling a lot more worried. But just as before there was no panic.
David Rees, Wimbledon, UK

I was actually on the Shepherds Bush train, on another carriage. I heard a bang then there was smoke, people were panicking. I'm still a bit shook up from the whole ordeal. I saw everyone trying to get out of the train.
Mo, London, UK

I was walking towards Warren Street at around 1:20ish when it seemed like the whole of the emergency services descended upon the station. They immediately cordoned off the area. I did not see any smoke or casualties at the time even I though think it must have occurred literally minutes before I got there.
Martin, Ilford

I was on my lunch break chilling behind TCR. Noticed all the traffic and the sirens but took this as standard now in London. Friend then called telling me a nail bomb had gone off at Warren St. Instinct took over and I tried to get back to my office - lots of people milling around confused all looking for information. Some guy was being interviewed on TCR. He had 2 pairs of shoes in his hands that people had left in their panic from Warren St. He looked pretty shaken. Mobile network was down and I feared the worst.
Phil Hankinson, London

I work opposite Warren Street station and can see the tube station from here. We have been told to stay away from the windows. At the moment everyone is calm and we have been doing head counts to make sure everyone is ok. Some of our colleagues have gone out to lunch and have not been allowed back into the building. There are at least 15 police cars, fire engines and paramedics from what I could see on stand-by. There are also people wearing chemical overalls, not to mention sniffer dogs. People have been moved further back from the station. We are pretty shaken not to mention angry at the people who think it is ok to endanger our lives this way. I just hope everyone is safe. We've pulled through it once, we will pull through it again.
T Rahman, London, UK

As soon as it stopped at the next stop I ran off
Ann Gallagher, London, England

I just returned from holiday and today was the first day I used public transport in London. I got on a 26 bus at 10.45 on Hackney Road and at a certain point a guy in front of me pointed to a bag in the luggage area and asked if it was mine. We then moved quickly to the back of the bus and as soon as it stopped at the next stop I ran off. Thinking I was letting my imagination run away with me I walked to Liverpool Street and unable to get the Circle line (via Aldgate) as usual I took the Central Line. In my carriage were 2 kids behaving oddly, talking loudly (in I don't know what language), waving their arms about and pointing at people, making everyone very nervous. I lasted till Tottenham Court Road then ran off the train and walked the rest of the way to my office. I dismissed these incidents as due to collective nervousness but then when I heard the news at lunchtime.....
Ann Gallagher, London, England

Suspect package apparently found in Charring Cross road at Cambridge Circus. Armed police and I think bomb squad in attendance. Public being kept back from area.
Dave Green, London, UK

I have not been affected by the attacks, but what annoys me is that Sir Ian Blair says get back on the trains and buses. Does he travel to work on them? As a British Muslim I am sick to death of militant Muslims. I left Iraq 10 years ago, I will never go back. I don't completely agree with the war no that we have Saddam. However, the hate was there years before I left.
Abu Hitash, London (UK)

I was in Great Titchfield Street and we were evacuated due to the bomb in Warren Street - very scary - but they must not win - they achieve nothing but resilience from us
Julia Plumb, Reigate Surrey

We have the right to live our lives in freedom
Claire Bailey, Chiswick, London

My daughters, 19 and 12, together with a 17-year-old friend from America, passed through Shepherd's Bush minutes before the explosion. It was almost an hour before I was able to contact them because mobile networks were overloaded/ jammed. We Londoners must not be cowed! We have the right to live our lives in freedom.
Claire Bailey, Chiswick, London

I was sitting on Warren Street having my lunch, when all of a sudden, waves of police, ambulance and fire trucks came flying up the street. The police quickly evacuated everyone - dealing with the situation very well indeed. They made me feel a bit safer.
Jamie Goldsmith, London, UK

It took me more than an hour to get into work today because of a security alert at Shepherds Bush. I was on the Central Line. I am wondering if the security alert in the morning is linked any way to what has happened this afternoon especially the incident around Shepherd's Bush Tube station.
Nizam Dorasat, London

My office is very close to Warren Street station and as I returned from my lunch, I could hear sirens all around. The police have completely cordoned off the Clipstone Street. They have asked us to stay inside the building and keep all windows shut as precaution.
Azfar Rashid, London, UK

My office is just round the corner from St Paul's - I was out for lunch and was wandering back to my office when Police stopped us from getting back in. Whatever it was that was happening at St Paul's was cleared soon after, as we were let back into the office about 10 minutes later.
Jordan Dias, London, UK

Many people were panicking and couldn't believe this was actually happening
Alex Okpongete, Shepherd's Bush

I was waiting for the train to arrive on the platform and suddenly there was an announcement making sure everyone leaves the station. Many people were panicking and couldn't believe this was actually happening. It was very shocking.
Alex Okpongete, Shepherd's Bush

My office is on Euston Road between Warren St and Great Portland St. The police have cleared people right away from Warren St; the barricades now extend almost up to Great Portland St.
Victoria, London

I was driving the van along the Bethnal Green Rd on my way towards the office in Finsbury Park, North London. I turned on to Columbia Rd, and then on to Hackney Rd, where I saw the evacuated bus with its windows blown out. There were confused looking policemen everywhere, and as I continued on my journey every 30 seconds or so another police vehicle would zoom past at high speed! It's a very uneasy day to be travelling in London that's for sure!
Bob Houghton, London

I was inside London Bridge station when all these policemen and tube staff came and told us all to get off the station quickly... Everyone was kind of in panic because of the incidents before. This is such a shame... Because I love London and I want this city to carry on!!
Daniela Cecilia, Brazil

Even if this latest attack was not planned in order to cause large numbers of casualties, the success lies in bringing London to a standstill once again and instilling a sense of fear, panic and paranoia among its citizens. Let us hope and pray it's not a sign of things to come.
Ed Cairns, London

The police have cordoned off the block surrounding St Albans City Station due to a suspect rucksack left in the vicinity. Experts to execute controlled explosions just attended the scene 15 minutes ago.
Michelle Hoyte, St Albans, Herts, UK

When I arrived at Tooting Broadway station at 12.55, it was closed due to an incident at Oval. I took a train from Balham to Victoria, the underground was closed when I arrived at Victoria due to 3 incidents on the tube that the driver announce over the tanoy, I walked to Embankment and the district tube line was open by the time I arrived, approx 2pm, however, as I was walking away from Embankment Tube through Embankment Gardens I heard a small bang and people running away from the tube station, the bang wasn't very loud and this may well be nothing.
Anon, London

I was on the Warren Street tube, heading north on the Northern Line, when just before reaching Warren Street, the tube driver made an unclear announcement. I heard the word "emergency" but couldn't understand the rest of the announcement. When the tube doors opened, we heard panicked people towards the front of the tube screaming and running along the platform towards the back of the tube, then run through the passageway to the southbound platform and up the escalator.
Kim Howey, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (PhD student at UCL)

My boyfriend works in Warren Street they are now being evacuated from the building they work
Caroline,

My colleagues and I are all wondering how we are going to get home! At least no-one has been seriously hurt.
Jerome, Regent Street, London

We are free people and will always be, no matter the scale of their terror.
Isaac Amoah, Stratford

We need to carry on, we can't let them win
Mel, London

I am safe in my Yorks village but my heart goes out to you.
Mag P, Yorks

London keep your chin up. Hitler, IRA, did not beat us, don't let this lot win.
Michelle, East Ham

I was at Warren Street when it happened and am shaken but outraged to be frightened in my own city.
Jennie, Camden

I was in area of the Oval when it all went off. Hope everyone's ok. We have to stop these attacks.
John Mcleod, London

Nobody knew really what was going on
Leo Andrews, London

I was on a No 24 bus between Goodge Street and Warren Street travelling up Tottenham Court Road. The bus was moving very slowly and there were sirens everywhere. I got off the bus at the next opportunity and walked on foot up to the police cordon. As I walked up, there were loads of empty buses parked up on Tottenham Court Road. I saw a big presence from the emergency services with police sniffer dogs in attendance. The police started moving the cordon back so I cleared out of the area and started walking back towards Oxford Street, where I work, via some of the back streets. Nobody knew really what was going on.
Leo Andrews, London

I was on the tube, this morning on my way to work, when someone noticed that there was a luggage left alone, we all looked at each other in horror and could not wait to leave at the next station (Shepherds Bush Central Line). Now, I am hearing about those incidents ...! I work in Shepherds Bush live in Brixton near Oval, and have no intention to take the tube tonight! I'm sick and tired of those terrorists attacks.
Jessica, London, England

We (ie the government and peaceful citizens) should stand vigilantly in combating this treat be it a hoax or real. All public transports (buses, trains coaches etc) should be beefed up with security, more armed guard should patrol the street and we should start praying whoever is behind this fail and be exposed
David, London

Was on the Northern Line platform at Euston and due to go south via Warren Street Station when they asked everybody to evacuate. In doing so it was surprising to note that the escalators usually going down were not reversed to go up, this of course meant much longer time to get up and out
Gert Andresen, London

We feel that more action needs to be taken in this major issue of terrorisim! The people of London are under severe threat & this must not be allowed to happen. More security measures need to be enforced to ensure the safety of people.
Claire and Michael, Liverpool

I was in the Shoreditch area after the tubes were cordoned off. Very different from the other week as people were more scared now. They knew what had happened and it could happen again. Odd time as well - lunchtime.
Sarina Jesudason, London

First reports suggest that there are no serious injuries or fatalities thankfully, but it appears that us Londoners had better get used to this. It's a very unappealing prospect. The only thing we can do is work with the peaceful Muslim majority to help them root out hate-filled extremists, and reconsider our foreign policy which has made us such a target.
Steve Roberts, London

I work at University College London near Warren Street Tube, and was outside when the police started to corden off the area. I asked a news reporter who told me suspect packages had been found on the underground and on a bus in Hackney. Persumably the Policemen were told why they were clearing the area, and I feel the public have a right to know what is happening in their city, especially in times of general panic.
Christopher Parker, London UK

I went out to lunch at 1pm ish near Warren Street. I knew that something was happening because the amount of police sirens and helicopters flying about. I use Warren St and the Vicky Line every day. I hope we hear more news soon. Be safe everyone...
Gillian, London, UK

I am a student residing in the area of Warren Street. This incident has shaken me out completely and I am afraid to say I have lost my calm.
Prarthana Borah, London, UK

I was on my way back from Camden to where I work next to the BT cellnet tower - they're getting everyone off buses and we had to walk round by Great Portland Street. My friend's office is right opposite and he can't get anywhere near it. Everyone's a bit shaken and confused again - thought this was over.
Mary, London

I work further down Tottenham Court Road in Stephen Street, and I witnessed roughly 10 plus Police cars, fire engine and an ambulance/paramedic car heading in the direction of Warren Street. Traffic is heavy and several police vans had trouble passing the traffic. There seemed to be a lot of people on the street standing watching the emergency services going past.
Chris Meads, London

Friends of mine are paramedics - they report that one of the stations has been ruled out, and the bus was just a coincidence. There was a fight and it just so happened to be reported at the same time as the evacuations. They are still taking the other two stations very seriously.
Richard Howse, Bracknell

| work on Charlotte Street - just out getting my lunch on Tottenham Court Road and everyone got evacuated out of Pret. Lots of people around, lots of police, they keep pushing the cordon back further and further. Very strange atmosphere esp. in light of what happened two weeks ago.
Ceris Lane, London

I was at Shepherds Bush when there seemed to be something going on. I had ironically come from the hospital and wondered why there were more police and lots of delays forming with the tube. There was no smoke that I could see and the tube staff or police were not saying much - it seemed as if they had been told not to say anything. Many hundreds of us had to catch the bus, which were of course very hot and full. I hope these were not bombs and only people reporting suspect packages.
Gary Malcolm, Acton, London

I was outside Warren Street when the Appliances started to turn up. There must be at least 20 to 30 vehicles there now. They have been coming for over half an hour 6-6, then another 5-6 and so on. There has been about 5 waves. I did not see any smoke or hear a noise.
Chris Dawson, London

I am overlooking Warren Street from UCLH and they have now extended the cordon. All emergency services seem to have been pulled away from Warren Street tube. No signs of any casualties at the moment
Will Downie, London

I was on a train on the Bakerloo line at the time of the incidents. It stopped for some time in Maida Vale station, before the driver came on the tannoy sounding panicked and told everyone to "evacuate, evacuate". Everyone ran up the steps and we're now waiting to hear more.
Russell Middleton, London, UK

Euston Road is now being closed at the top of Gower Street as the Met extend the cordon and the sniffer dogs are out. Lots of people are standing around watching and waiting. I'm living in hope that this is something altogether different.
Maxine, London, UK

I live nearby Finsbury Park Station and when my brother went up there it had all been cordoned off and there's were lots of police around. He overheard someone saying it was a scare.
Tim Wyatt, London, England

I was on the tube at Warren Street and I saw a flash in the next carriage and all of a sudden the lights dimmed and the emergency lights came on people were screaming. This cant be happening to us, not again.
Jason Sunderland, Stratford, London




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