Raining Buckets

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Tue, 18/01/2011 - 19:55,

Tottenham Court Road Station is being re-built to make room for Crossrail. But they are attempting to build around the station while keeping it open to the public.

The plan is literally showing cracks - so big that water is gushing through! As they drill and excavate the ground immediately above the station, the last few weeks have seen the emergency stairs and escalators shut off because of drips and puddles. The rainy weather of the last few days has meant cleaners on permanent mop and bucket duty while customers dodge the steady trickle from the ceiling.

World Class? The station is falling apart! How long before someone gets hurt? Maybe then LU might start to pay attention to safety and basic standards, rather than just blindly sticking to the mantra, 'keep stations open at all costs'.

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