It's kind of surreal listening to the BBC radio stream from 10 hours ago, when the first reports of "an incident" in the underground were coming in, and knowing how the story is going to unfold. The first reports mention stopped trains and power surges, and only faint rumours of an explosion - there is no panic about multiple bombs and terrorist attacks. Although I'm sure that the possibility was on a lot of peoples' minds, it's nice that the reporting is not of the "shock, horror" angle and is keeping calm until more information is available. I imagine BBC reporters must have to go through some training to avoid rushing on air and saying "Oh my God the sky is falling" and to break bad news calmly.
I can't imagine how horrible it must have been to be one of those trains when the bombs went off. It sounds selfish, but I really hope that never happens to me. I know it's unlikely (terrorist attack is a rather unusual cause of death) but one can't help but imagine themselves in that situation, especially when the situation is so close to home. While it is a terrible tragedy, it is lucky that more people weren't killed - those trains are really packed at that time of a weekday morning.