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Monday, July 25, 2005

Travel Updates - Aldgate station re-opened

And Metropolitan Line has full service

Flowers at Aldgate Station after relatives visited the scene - Picture by ReutersAs from this morning, commuters will be pleased to hear that
the Tube have re-opened Aldgate station, where seven people were killed, and a full Metropolitan Line service is in operation following the attacks on the London Underground on the 7th July.

However, following the failed bombings on Thursday 21st July, the Hammersmith and City Line is still closed between Hammersmith and Baker Street. Three men are still being questioned about Thursday's attacks but Police believe they are not the four bombers - see BBC News.

Families and Victims visit bomb sites

Yesterday, before the stations were re-opened, family of the victims and some of the injured themselves bravely, visited the scenes of the bombings in an effort to come to terms with the horrific effects on their lives. However visitior to Russell Square couldn't go down into the station because of ongoing police investigations.

The Guardian report that : "Police also arranged a briefing for 230 relatives and friends of the killed and injured intended to update them on the investigation. Among them were some of the walking wounded - one man still had his right eye patched; another was on crutches.

'People have been upset but very emotional, but the briefing was worthwhile and we hope the families have got something out of it,' said Superintendent Annette Wightman, in charge of the police's Family Assistance Centre.

'Some people did have concerns about the investigation and other people were positive and supportive, so it was a mix of emotions.'

Police cordoned off the roads to keep the press and public away, and press were not allowed to talk to the participants.

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