Flooding on the Central Line

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-09-12
Session date: 
September 12, 2007
Reference: 
2007/2113
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The subways at Gants Hill Station have been closed at least 6 times over the last 3 months due to flooding. This has been a huge inconvenience to residents.

Who is responsible for the condition of the ticket hall, subways and street-level exits and what is being done to prevent further incidents of flooding?

Answer

Answer for Flooding on the Central Line

Answer for Flooding on the Central Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Borough of Redbridge owns the subways that lead into Gants Hill ticket hall. At times of heavy rain, the water from the subways rushes into the station ticket hall and causes flooding. London Underground has approached the council several times to commission an appropriate drainage system, but without success thus far.