Thursday, 28 January 2016

28/29 January 1941: The London Underground on this day 75 years ago

One hundred and forty-fourth day of the London Blitz.

At 15:25 on the 28th signalling cables were slightly damaged by an Incendiary Bomb (IB) at Goldhawk Road station.[1]

Services delayed between Hammersmith and Latimer Road stations delayed for 10 minutes due to IBs on the track at 15:45.[2]

Slight delays to Metropolitan line services at Harrow-on-the-Hill station due to a High Explosive Bomb in the vicinity.[3]

At 08:00 on the 29th, the following working conditions were reported:
New damage

Nil.

Changes

Nil.[4]

Unexploded Bombs

Nil.[5]

[1] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form C1, 06:00-18:00 28/01/41, sheet 2 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1107]
[2] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form RWD1, 06:00-18:00 28/01/41, sheet 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1107]
[3] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form RWD1, 06:00-18:00 28/01/41, sheet 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1107]
[4] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - November 1940: Railway Situation Report at 08:00 29/01/41, page 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/6]
[5] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - November 1940: Railway Situation Report at 08:00 29/01/41, page 2 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/6]

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