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Tube in DANGER: 57 stations in "high-risk" flooding zone

by LLB Editor
11th Apr 16 9:04 am

Stations at risk include Notting Hill Gate, Finsbury Park and Euston

A total of 57 Tube stations including London Bridge, King’s Cross and Waterloo are at high risk of flooding.

A London Underground report has found that heavy rain and burst water pipes could result in “high safety consequences” for commuters.

According to the Standard, other stations at high risk include Notting Hill Gate, Finsbury Park, Euston, Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross and Angel.  

The report says the flood risks have been caused by increased laying of asphalt over earth surfaces and climate change.

The report warned: “London has been fortunate to escape the worst of recent storm events in the UK, but it is only a matter of time before heavy rainfall seriously affects London and the Underground network.”

George McInulty, London Underground’s programme director for renewals, said: “Like other metros around the world, we examine the risk of flooding and other issues that might affect the smooth running of the Tube service and what we can do to mitigate these.  

“Some parts of the Underground network are prone to flooding and we are investigating what more we can do to minimise any potential disruption this causes to our customers.”

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