Memorial For 98 Transport Workers Who Died Of Covid

Memorial For 98 Transport Workers Who Died Of Covid
An artist's impression of the memorial, including a pink cherry blossom tree
An artist's impression of the memorial. © TfL

A memorial dedicated to 98 transport workers who tragically lost their lives to coronavirus will be erected in Aldgate.

The pedestrian plaza on Braham Street will become a site for reflection and remembrance, with a plaque paying tribute to London’s lost transport workers, as well as benches and a cherry blossom tree.

The site where the memorial will be in Aldgate
The site where the memorial will be. Image: Matt Brown

Almost 100 workers — including those who kept the buses, trains and tubes running during the worst of the pandemic — have died since March 2020. The memorial will also commemorate the taxi and private hire drivers who succumbed to Covid 19 during this time.

The blossom tree mirrors those planted in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to commemorate all Londoners who lost their lives to coronavirus.

The memorial is expected to be unveiled in summer 2022.

Last Updated 11 October 2021