Jubilee Line - Under Bridges (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5220
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There are severe complaints from residents in Willesden Green and Dudden Hill wards (In Brent) about the state of the bridges. Park Avenue / Park Avenue North: There are two bridges carrying the Jubilee/Metropolitan and Chiltern line and there is a third bridge, which is no longer in use as the tracks at each end have been removed. The complaints are about poor lighting under the bridges and the old pigeon netting (over ten years old) has badly deteriorated with the resultant mess Additionally water is seeping down the supporting structural walls which are covered with mould and have deteriorated. Overall, there are concerns about the structure of the bridges. Can you please confirm who is responsible for the upkeep of the bridges - is it TFL or Network Rail? Can you please advise how we can get the responsible body to undertake urgent refurbishment and improvements?

Answer

Answer for Jubilee Line - Under Bridges (2)

Answer for Jubilee Line - Under Bridges (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are four structures in this area. The southern one of these is maintained by Network Rail, and the remaining three by Transport for London (TfL).

The three structures maintained by TfL are regularly inspected and are safe to carry railway traffic. TfL's maintenance team will review the effectiveness of the roosting deterrent over the footpath, and carry out any necessary repairs.

The London Borough of Brent is responsible for the non-structural elements of the bridges, including the lighting. TfL will raise the point about lighting with Brent.