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04.08.14

TfL remembers staff who lost their lives in WW1

On the centenary of the day Britain entered the First World War, Transport for London (TfL) has paid its respect to transport staff who lost their lives in the conflict.

Current members of TfL’s staff have joined members of the London Transport Old Comrades Association (LTOCA) to pay their respects to those who fought, by laying wreaths in stations and bus garages across London over the course of the day.

During the 1914-1918 conflict, London Transport played a pivotal role providing staff and vehicles to take troops to the Western Front as well as keeping Londoners moving on the Home Front.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, transport commissioner said: “Today is a special day as we remember those who lost their lives during the First World War. We are honoured that members of the London Transport Old Comrades Association (LTOCA) will be joining our staff as we lay wreaths at transport war memorials across London.

“Over the course of the year, TfL is marking the contribution of our staff and the transport network which together played an enormous role in the war effort. We will always remember the sacrifice made by our staff and their crucial work during some of the defining moments in history.”

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