Hendon Subway

MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you review TfLs policy of only carrying out a deep clean of the Hendon subway once a year , given the terrible mess it gets into far more quickly than that?


Answer for Hendon Subway

Answer for Hendon Subway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Responsibility for cleaning and sweeping of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) and its associated infrastructure resides with the London boroughs under the provision of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) 1990. In the case of Hendon subway, this falls to the London Borough of Barnet.

TfL's responsibility as highway authority requires them to ensure that the subway is safe and serviceable. In order to facilitate this, an annual deep clean is required facilitate the necessary inspection and routine maintenance. In practice, these activities involve jetting through gullies to ensure they do not become blocked, cleaning light fittings, and removing grime from the ceiling which may attack the fabric of the subway over time. In addition, TfL undertakes a monthly safety inspection of the subway and any defects relating to the subway walls, drainage systems, footways and ramps, including removal of graffiti, are actioned accordingly.