Civils and stations

27.03.18

Team Orange completes drainage work at Potters Bar station

Major work to improve the drainage at Potters Bar station to reduce the risk of flooding to the subway.

Network Rail completed the work using a £300,000 investment as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan. Engineers replaced old pieces of track with newer ones in order to protect the subway from stress and vibration from passing trains.

It should reduce flooding at the station, which has on several occasions this month has been hit by problems.

Johanna Priestley, route asset manager for Network Rail, said: “We know that in recent months, there have been instances of flooding in the subway at Potters Bar station, which has caused inconvenience for those using the station. This isn’t the experience which we want passengers to have and we’d like to apologise for that.

“The work we have completed at Potters Bar will reduce the risk of the subway flooding, creating a much more pleasant experience for those using the station and providing access to the station which is fit for purpose.

“We’ve worked closely with Great Northern on this work and we look forward to station users seeing the benefit.”

Great Northern's station manager James Gillett said: "We are delighted that our Network Rail colleagues have been able to complete the track drain repair over the weekend. For our passengers' and staff's sake we hope this flooding problem will now be a thing of the past."

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