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Saturday, December 31, 2005

London Transport Heroes in New Year's Honours List

Station staff member and Tube driver amongst those recognised

So it's not all complete doom and gloom for London Underground station staff (and please try not to give them a hard time today, it's not exactly their fault they have selfish, fat, miserable dullards as union leaders - although if I were them I'd join a different union - sorry mini rant over). Today the Queen recognises people who have made a significant contribution to the UK, and the New Year's Honours this year, rightly recognises the fantastic work undertaken by paramedics, emergency workers and London Transport staff on July 7th when 52 people were killed and hundreds more injured in the attacks on our transport system.

"MBE recipients include David Boyce, the station supervisor at Russell Square Tube Station, 'who despite the potential danger ran into the tunnel and provided first aid'.

Tube driver John Boyle, the first on the scene at Aldgate station, and British Transport Police Constable Deborah Russell-Fenwick, who tended to the injured on the scene of the Tavistock Place bus blast, both receive an MBE.

William Kilminster, a London Ambulance Service paramedic who braved appalling conditions to attend the bombed train between King's Cross and Russell Square, also receives an MBE.
" See
Channel 4 News for more on this.

I'm sure we would all like to thank the many other London Transport staff, tranpsort police and emergency services who helped on this horrific day.

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