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Subject

Moorgate tube disaster

Event  From 28/2/1975  To 28/2/1975

Categories: Tragedy, Transport

At Moorgate station a southbound tube train from Drayton Park failed to stop on a terminus platform, ran into the tunnel, through the buffers and smashed into the wall at the end. Because it was built for mainline trains the tunnel was large enough to allow the carriages to ride up over each other. This was on a Friday at 08.46 so the train was packed with commuters. 43 died and about 80 were injured.

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Moorgate tube disaster

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69851

Moorgate tube disaster - Finsbury Square

The motivating force behind this memorial, the first to the tragedy, erected ...

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73175

Moorgate tube disaster - Moorgate

Our page for the monument in nearby Finsbury Square lists the 43 people.

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