04 Mar 2016 |
London commuters were left in a panic last week as builders accidentally drilled a large hole through the roof of an underground tunnel, just outside of Shepherd’s Bush station. Debris began to fall on passing trains, highlighting the mistake and shaking up passengers.
The shock left many believing they were under attack or that there may have been a bomb scare. The Central Line was part suspended during its rush hour at 5:30pm for 3 hours, between Marble Arch and Shepherd’s Bush stations. It later reopened around 9pm.
Thought to be working on an extension to Westfield Shopping Centre, this is the second event in recent years where construction workers have penetrated through to rail lines beneath the City of London. TFL said that the work being carried out was nothing to do with them, but external contractors. A spokesman also said that no damage was caused to the train or track.
With more incidents like these occurring, our Groundsure underground report should be essential in maintaining safety. Designed specifically for conveyancers, the report ensures identification of the location and depth of existing and proposed London Underground lines, as well as to existing railway tracks and tunnels.
CDS provide a specialist report the Groundsure Geoinsight designed for surveyors, developers and environmental consultants. This not only identifies the location of existing and proposed tube lines, but also historic and abandoned railways and tunnels – something that does not appear on standard conveyancing searches or regular mapping.