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TUBE STATIONS FORCED TO SHUT FOR A RECORD141 HOURS THIS YEAR DUE TO LONDON FLOODING

Zack Polanski - Assembly Member | London City Hall

Flooding has caused an unprecedented number of tube stations to close, with 38 incidents affecting 30 stations, according to new data uncovered by Green Party London Assembly Member Zack Polanski. 

14 stations suffered closure on 12 July, and 12 on 25 July with Barons Court and Stockwell closed twice.

Zack said: “There have been more flooding incidents recorded by TfL this year than ever before, and the warning from the IPCC could not be clearer – as the climate warms, we will see more frequent, heavier rain”.

But these numbers may just be the tip of the iceberg, as TFL admits their system of recording the impact of weather on stations and other London transport services, may not be as rigorous as it should be. 

“TfL are now saying they don’t have enough data on flooding, and they have kept their reports on flooding risks secret.
“The Mayor should be straight with Londoners on the risk to their tube services, and what investment London needs to avoid whole lines flooding as we have seen in major cities around the world, like New York” 

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