Question: Uxbridge Road & District Line Closure

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3919
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why was permission given by TfL for the closure of Uxbridge Road at the junction of Gunnersbury Lane during the week long planned District Line closure for engineering works, which disrupted journeys through to Ealing Broadway for many thousands of people during that period, and will the Mayor apologise to commuters whose journeys would have been less disrupted if one or the other closures had not been allowed to go ahead during the same period?

Answer

Answer for Question: Uxbridge Road & District Line Closure

Answer for Question: Uxbridge Road & District Line Closure

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Uxbridge Road was closed by emergency sewer repair works by Thames Water. This was not a planned closure and it was unfortunate that this occurred at the same time the District line was closed for upgrade works. TfL and the London Borough of Ealing were in constant dialogue throughout to ensure the impacts on road users were mitigated as much as possible.