Outcry over ATM near 7/7 memorial

Transport workers are said to be “furious” after a brightly-coloured currency machine was installed next to a memorial for victims of the 7/7 London bombings.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) demanded immediate action from Transport for London to remove the machine, which has been placed next to the memorial at King’s Cross Underground station.

The blasts on three Tube trains and a bus on July 7 2005 killed 52 civilians as well as the four suicide bombers. The union said Tube staff were furious that the memory of those who died and were injured, and the personal risks that staff took in the rescue operation, was being “tarnished”.

A petition has been launched to have the machine removed.

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RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: “RMT members are furious that this cash machine has been jammed right in front of the King’s Cross 7/7 memorial and we want it removed.

“It’s hard to imagine the thinking behind this disgraceful move which shows a cavalier disregard to the memories of those who were killed and injured, and those who risked their own lives in the rescue operation.

“They should be ashamed of themselves and should waste no time in taking swift and decisive action to remove the machine.”

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