Tragedy has struck the station site more than once over the years but luckily to most folks, Liverpool Street station is the terminus to the end of a journey or the beginnings of a new one, with over 69 million entry and exit passengers per year pre coved-19 times, the station is the 3rd busiest in the country. That is approximately every man, woman and child in Australia going through the station nearly 3 times a year.
Liverpool Street Station and World War One
During World War One Germany brought the war to the streets of London On more than on occasion. On the 13th June 1917 a Gotha bomber of the German Air Force (Luftstreitkräfte) dropped 3 bombs onto Liverpool Street station. One bomb hit platform 9, one bomb failed to detonate and the third bomb hit a passenger train that was preparing to depart.
Liverpool Street Station and the Bishopsgate Bombing
A powerful truck bomb was detonated on Bishopsgate, the major road through the heart of the City of London. The Bomb was planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) – a telephone warning was sent one hour before it detonated. Despite the warnings and the detonation taking place on a Saturday 44 people were injured and 1 was killed.
Liverpool Street Station and the 7/7 Bombings
On the 7th July 2005, also referred to as 7/7 London was rocked by a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks. One of the attacks took place on an Eastbound Circle line train 90 meters after leaving Liverpool Street Station. 8 people lost their lives including the bomber on the train.