Danny Biddle arrived at his platform on Liverpool Street Rail Station at 8.40 AM.
He than had to get to the Liverpool Street Underground Station.
That meant "making his way along the platform, across the concourse, down the steps to the underground ticket barriers, through the ticket barriers and eventually onto the Circle Line platform."
He did not get on the first underground train that came along as it was too crowded.
Transport for London's Journey Planner, today shows a minimum time of 19 minutes to travel from Liverpool Street Underground Station to Edgware Road Underground Station where the explosion took place.
One might expect Biddle to arrive at Edgware Road Underground station just after 9 AM.
BUT, the explosion took place at Edgware Road Underground Station at 8.49 AM.
On 8th November, Hugo Keith QC asked Danny Biddle to confirm arriving at Liverpool Street overground station on his train from Romford at 8:40 am.
Hugo Keith QC questioning Danny Biddle on 8th November said:
Q. So the journey was both delayed and took longer than usual and you didn't arrive to Liverpool Street until about 8.40?
A. Yes, there or thereabouts.
Danny Biddle on 8th November said:
A. My normal routine would have been to get a drink and something to eat and then go down to the Underground platform, but because I was running late, I literally got off the train, ran through the station, down on to the Circle Line platform.
When I arrived at the platform, there was a train there that was already packed with people. I thought, well I'm late anyway, so I let it go, and got on the next train that came along.