Nuclear waste trains (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3192
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are there any plans to divert the trains carry nuclear waste from Sizewell which currently use the North London line between Stratford and Hackney Wick, which is through the 2012 Games site?

Answer

Answer for Nuclear waste trains (2)

Answer for Nuclear waste trains (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The transportation of spent nuclear fuel through London by rail is undertaken by Direct Rail Services, a company owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency. This is regulated and monitored by the Government and therefore falls outside of my jurisdiction. I am therefore not aware of any plans to divert trains. May I suggest your question is better placed to the Government?