London Drainage Comments on Damning London Underground Report into Flooding Risks at 57 Tube Stations
57 tube stations are at high risk of flooding in the city, warns a recent London Underground report.
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April 15, 2016 (FPRC) --
A new report from the London Underground has cautioned that some of the busiest stations in the city, including London Bridge and Kings Cross St Pancras, are among those which are at high risk of flooding.
Last month industry experts warned that infrastructure was ‘unprepared for devastating effects of climate change.’
The report, which finds the risk of flooding is rising rapidly, states that it is only a matter of time before serious flooding will cause masses of damage to some of London’s most used stations. The report warns passengers of the potential dangers the flooding could cause and also states that the city’s stations have been extremely fortunate to escape any major damage as a result of the recent storms across the UK.
With over 3.5 million passengers using its 270 stations every day, the London tube network is one of the busiest in the world. Damage to this network would be highly detrimental, causing huge disruptions for passengers, residents and businesses.
“The results of this report are shocking, as are its implications,” says Fraser Ruthven, Head of Marketing at London Drainage Facilities (LDF).
“It is vital that steps and precautions are taken to ensure the worst is prevented to save our tube network and to ensure the safety of the public. An example of the massive impact climate change can have on our networks was seen in 2012 when heavy rainfall and burst water mains resulted in 3 million litres of water down a ventilation shaft between Mile End and Stratford, forcing the Central Line to be closed for 26 hours at a cost of £4 million to the UK.”
For more information on the drainage planning and maintenance services offered by London Drainage, please contact the company directly or visit the website.
London Drainage Facilities (LDF) offers a 24/7 emergency callout service for drain repairs, flood clearances and blockages. Using advanced technology, the experts at LDF can provide fast and efficient solutions to clients throughout London. For more information, please call Fraser Ruthven on 0800 612 2179.
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