If you were also on the bombed Piccadilly train...
(REPEAT POST: Read this before? I'm 'bumping' this entry so it stays at the top for visitors looking to contact Kings Cross United group. Anyone else reading, start second post down for new stuff)
BY THE WAY...
THIS BLOG - THIS WEBSITE - IS NOT THE KINGS CROSS UNITED WEBSITE - THIS IS MY PERSONAL BLOG, MY POST 7/7 DIARY - PURELY MY OWN VIEWS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF PEOPLE FROM THE TRAIN.
IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ME, BUT YOU WERE ON THE TRAIN, YOU ARE WELCOME TO MEET FELLOW PASSENGERS - KINGS CROSS UNITED IS NON - POLITICAL, FRIENDLY AND HAPPY TO BUY YOU A PINT - OUR ONLY AIM IS TO GO TO THE PUB AND HELP EACH OTHER AFTER THE 7/7 BOMBS.
RACHEL,( ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP - WHO ARE DIVERSE, AND DIFFERENT - AND ALL AGES AND BACKGROUNDS AND BELIEFS - FROM ALL THE CARRIAGES OF THE TRAIN)
f you were also on my train, travelling south-bound on the Picadilly line on 7th July when the bomb went off, and you want to get in contact with other passengers, here's how: email us
We will then get in contact with you. (Give us a few days, we are volunteers, and we do this in the evenings and in our lunchtimes. This is an informal gruop run bu survivors for survivors with no agenda at all )
There are nearly 70 of us so far, men and women, from different carriages, of all ages and backgrounds.The group is for anyone who was on the train, and would like to find others who were there too.
If you were on a different train or bus, we can try and put you in contact with other groups. We are the first and the largest and the longest-established survivor group. We were up and running as a group within a week.The experience of people from all 4 bomb sites is very different. In the case of the Piccadilly line bomb, we were all trapped 100 feet down in a tiny tunnel in the dark, for half an hour or more, breathing smoke, hearing screams, waiting to die, so people formed tight bonds - teams, almost - in every single carriage - to try to manage the panic. There were over 700 on the train. Some of the passengers came together early, within days; we very badly wanted to find each other again, to try to make sense of the darkness, the horror, the lingering, disabling fear that affected us all. From that small group, seventy have come together and people still join us.
We did all of this by ourselves. This is not an official group. No-one helped us. It came about because people found each other, mostly through my writing about it on the internet, and decided it would be a good plan if we all went to the pub.