Sunday, 14 November 2010

14/15 November 1940: The London Underground on this day 70 years ago

Sixty-ninth day of the London Blitz.

At 14:15 on Thursday 14 November 1940, District line services suspended between St James's Park and Charing Cross [now Embankment] until 15:50 due to Engineer's possession of line.[1]

At 18:14 a High Explosive bomb penetrated the Circle line tunnel between High Street Kensington and Gloucester Road, damaging the track and signalling cables.[2][3] Services suspended between Baker Street and South Kensington, West Kensington and South Kensington, and between Parson's Green and Earl's Court. Resumed Baker Street to Edgware Road at 18:48; Earl's Court to Parson's Green, and Earl's Court to West Kensington at 20:00; and District line to South Kensington at 20:48.[4]

Northbound Northern line services reversed at Euston between 21:13 and 22:03 due to a defective train.[4]

At 08:00 on the 15th, the following working conditions were reported:
Metropolitan line
Tunnel damage between Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington - service suspended between those stations.[7]

Unexploded Bombs

Category A

Nil.

Category B

1. Latimer Road 21/10.
2. Morden Depot 10/11 between No. 13 and 14 roads. No interference with working.

Category C

Nil.[8]

[1] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form RWD1, 06:00-18:00 14/11/40, sheet 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1106]
[2] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form D2, 18:00 14/11/40 to 06:00 15/11/40, sheet 2 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1106]
[3] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - November 1940: Damage Appreciation 14-15/11/40, page 8 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/4]
[4] Railway Executive Committee: Files: Form RWD1, 06:00-18:00 15/11/40, sheet 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference AN 2/1106]
[7] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - November 1940: Railway Situation Report at 08:00 15/11/40, page 1 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/4]
[8] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - November 1940: Railway Situation Report at 08:00 15/11/40, page 3 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/4]


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5 May 2011 at 14:41  
Blogger Rick (also known in net as Rick Lion) said...

Good day time Nick.
Can i ask you some question about London in the past. Via e-mail letters if you have opportunity to answer me of course. I'm a indie-developer. Have a big interest for information about England. Little questions about big country. )

I not a find Your e-mail in the contact information of this page. My e-mail homeoflion@gmail.com

Can i ask you to send me your e-mail or different way to ask my questions?

Thanks for Your time and for this post. It's a great publication.

18 May 2012 at 23:11  

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