Event    From 28/2/1975  To 28/2/1975

Moorgate tube disaster

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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Moorgate tube disaster - Finsbury Square

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

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Moorgate tube disaster - Moorgate

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

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13 London firemen & women & 21 Beckenham firemen killed

13 London firemen & women & 21 Beckenham firemen killed

32 firemen and 2 firewomen, including:  Hilda Dupree, Winifred Peters, three crews from Beckenham along with several other more local crews from Hackney and Homerton. More information at Firemen Re...

Group, Armed Forces, Tragedy

1 memorial
William Whiteley

William Whiteley

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Person, Commerce, Tragedy

3 memorials
Danielle Carter

Danielle Carter

Danielle Kay Carter was born on 2 September 1977 in Basildon Hospital, Nether Mayne, Basildon, Essex. She died, aged 15 years, as a result of an IRA bomb explosion at the Baltic Exchange, St Mary ...

Person, Tragedy

1 memorial
Neil James Cudmore

Neil James Cudmore

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Person, Tragedy, USA

1 memorial
James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey

James Henry Skipsey is the 1st on the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. He was born on 15 February 1900 in Walworth, the eldest of the thirteen children of Jame...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials