Saturday, 29 May 2010


Trains carrying highly-radioactive used fuel rods pass though the Olympic site weekly between Stratford and Hackney Wick Stations.

A terrorist attack on these trains in the vicinity of the Olympic site which succeeded in breaking open the container of the rods drawn by the train would cause a terrorist spectacular, as it would result in the release of high-level radiation which would kill thousands of people in and around the Olympic site and for miles downwind, and require immediate mass evacuation of the area.

On July 10th 2010, the Nuclear Train Action Group is organising a major rally and march to demand this danger is ended. These trains must be cancelled or re-routed away from the Olympic site and all highly-populated areas such as East London.

DETAILS: Meet 2pm in Victoria Park, by Cadogan Gate Entrance, Cadogan Terrace E9 (near Hackney Wick station) for a rally chaired by CND Chair Kate Hudson and with eminent speakers.

2.45pm. 2-mile march from Victoria Park, passing Hackney Wick station at 3pm and then skirting the southern boundary of the Olympic site along the canal towpath and the Greenway to Stratford station. (Transport from Victoria Park to Stratford for those who aren’t able or don’t want to walk!)

4pm: Symbolic die-in in front of the Olympic Clock outside Stratford Station to represent the consequences of a terrorist attack on a nuclear train, followed by leafletting in Stratford Market and Shopping Centre to alert the public to this danger.

This demonstration is supported by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

(*While the North London Line is closed for up-grading, nuclear trains are being diverted from Stratford up through South Tottenham. However they are still passing alongside the Olympic site, so the terrorist danger remains.)

­­­­­­­­­­­­Nuclear Trains Action Group, Mordechai Vanunu House, 162 Holloway Road, London N7 8DQ; tel 020-7607 2302; fax c/o 020-7700 2357