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TSSA remembers London 7/7 attacks

Red double decker London bus in front of parliament

TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has issued the following statement as the union remembers the attacks on the London public transport system of 7 July 2005. 

Fifty-two people were killed and hundreds more were injured in the worst single terrorist atrocity on British soil.  

Manuel Cortes said: 

"Today our union takes the time to pause, reflect and remember the events of that terrible day. The victims and their families are never far from our thoughts, nor the brave transport workers and emergency services who were true heroes that day.  

"We give thanks to them all, just as we have been doing during the pandemic where we have again seen the invaluable work of those on the frontline of the transport network.  

"Sixteen years on from the attacks on our underground and bus network the shock remains, but now more than ever we must redouble our efforts to keep our public transport network safe, not only for workers but our travelling public."