Published on : Monday, April 11, 2016
Floods in the monsoon season are affecting UK badly and studies reveal that about dozen Underground Stations in London which have been fortunately spared for this long are at high risk of being flooded. Almost 85 sites across the network are at high risk of flooding.
The most likely to be affected among the 57 Tube stations would be King’s Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo which also happen to the busiest.
Two major reasons attributed to flooding have been increased laying of asphalt over earth surfaces, which place more pressure on sewers and large scale storms and rainfall owing to climate change.
Maintenance work is likely to be carried out in Metropolitan line between Aldgate East and Wembley Park from mid May close sections of lines will be replaced and improved with drainage work. George McInulty, London Underground’s programme director said that they are examining the flood prone networks and trying to minimise any potential risk that commuters may face.
In 2012 carriage loads of people had to walk back on the tracks when flooding affected the Mile End underground network.