OPERATION – HYDRATE LONDON

RRT handing out water bottles at London Bridge station

RRT handing out water bottles at London Bridge station

As temperatures continued to soar into the late 30’s C in London on the 1st July, operation Hydrate was planned at 15:30h. RRT teams from Peckham, Sutton and Watford travelled into London to set up bottle water distribution from Kings Cross, London Bridge and Westminster stations. By 16:30 the first teams were in position and between 7000-8000 bottles of water were handed out to commuters in the space of 1 hour.

Hot and weary commuters offered Encouraging words to the volunteers – “you guys are life savers” “can I take a few” “what you are doing us amazing” “ so kind what you are doing “ and “what a relief”

The Police were also grateful for some refreshment

The Police were also grateful for some refreshment

The metropolitan police and Network Rail appreciated the operation with Shift Station Manager David O’Neil saying “this is just what the commuter’s need in this weather – thank you”.

The familiar tents and volunteers of the RRT

The familiar tents and volunteers of the RRT

The distinctive red marquees of the RRT were instantly recognised by many commuters, having seen the RRT in operation at many locations throughout London over the past months.

Several thousand water bottles were given out to members of the public.

Several thousand water bottles were given out to members of the public.

7 thoughts on “OPERATION – HYDRATE LONDON”

  1. !! says:

    WOW… how impressive!

  2. Betty says:

    wow!!…..that’s good thinking!!…good work RRT

  3. me says:

    great work rrt!

  4. meeeee says:

    Wow!!!…u guys R really amazing!!….that’s sum amount of water…!!

  5. OldRoller says:

    What could be simpler, but what could be more welcome in such unusual heat?

  6. hey says:

    wow that’s pretty cool
    good idea
    awesome work

  7. :) says:

    This is great! Now we just need something like this in Aus when it gets up in the 40s! 😀

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