At the height of rush hour on the morning of the 28th of February 1975, 300 passengers sat, stood and leant on all areas of the packed tube heading to it's final stop at Moorgate station.
Passengers and the guard towards the rear of the train realised the train wasn't slowing and was in fact accelerating. They began to panic, but had just seconds before darkness engulfed the 6 carriages and the piercing noise of the crash, metal and glass breaking took over. This was followed by deafening silence. Shock. Quiet. And then an ear piercing scream, following by shouting, crying, and smoke.
 
 
 
 

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Show notes:

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/low/dates/stories/february/28/newsid_2515000/2515033.stm

https://www.historicmysteries.com/moorgate-train-crash/

https://www.railmagazine.com/trains/heritage/moorgatethe-unresolved-tragedy

The Moorgate Tube Crash Deconstructed | Doug's Darkworld (united-cats.com)

Broadcast media clips, reports and documentaries

Disaster - Moorgate train disaster - 28/02/1975

The Mystery of Moorgate (Tales from the Tube Episode 13)

MOORGATE ANNIVERSARY FEBRUARY 28 2015

UK TRAIN CRASHES - NO KNOWN CAUSE - MOORGATE 1975

MOORGATE A DAY TO REMEMBER

https://www.londonremembers.com/subjects/janet-cook

https://www.railmagazine.com/trains/heritage/moorgatethe-unresolved-tragedy

https://twnews.co.uk/uk-news/jonathan-mayo-reveals-how-the-moorgate-crash-unfolded-in-a-chilling-minute-by-minute-account

https://www.londonremembers.com/memorials/moorgate-tube-disaster-finsbury-square

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyRq1e4NFZo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorgate_tube_crash

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1240625/Thirty-years-Britains-worst-Tube-crash-victims-son-asks-Did-suicidal-driver-kill-42-innocent-passengers.html

https://united-cats.com/2008/05/14/the-moorgate-tube-crash-deconstructed/

https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/museum/history-and-stories/historical-fires-and-incidents/the-moorgate-tube-crash-1975/

https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/moorgate-tube-crash/#comment-1667

http://www.londonshoes.blog/2019/11/07/the-1975-moorgate-tube-disaster-the-worst-peacetime-accident-on-the-underground/

https://devastatingdisasters.com/moorgate-tube-crash-1975/

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