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There are 57 tube stations that are at 'high risk' of flooding

Isabelle Aron

As if overly crowded carriages and people who don't understand the 'stand on the right' rule didn't make travelling on the tube treacherous enough, a new London Underground report has revealed that more than a fifth of all tube stations are at 'high risk' of flooding.

According to the report, there are 85 'high-risk' sites on the Underground, including 57 stations and 28 shafts and tunnel entrances. The stations with the highest risks of flooding include Finsbury Park, Notting Hill Gate, Seven Sisters, Colliers Wood, Stockwell and Marble Arch.

The London Underground (LU) has asked for £3 million to investigate the risks in more detail, which might sound like a lot of cash, but the LU's head drainage engineer reckons it won't even 'scratch the surface of it'. Let's hope the money doesn't go down the drain, eh?

Image: renderdan

In other news, the Central line has the highest crime rate on the Underground.


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