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(correction) Decades-old puddle on main route

Reported in the Pavements/footpaths category anonymously at 13:13, Mon 31 August 2009

Sent to Camden Borough Council 2 minutes later

[previous post had wrong map point.] I have been walking through/round this puddle for decades, have mentioned it to any Camden workmen I see and it persists. The path is the main pedestrian entrance to Euston station. One workman told me that Camden and Raitrack had fought in court claiming the other was responsible.

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  • The wrong agency (TfL's contractor) phoned next day. Quick response. Wrong agency. Details at <a href="http://michaeledwards.org.uk">http:/ / michaeledwards.org.uk</ a>

    Posted anonymously at 21:27, Thu 3 September 2009

  • Concil never replied.
    TfL must have been alerted by Council: they replied and were very thorough, establishing that it was not their land/problem. I then tried Network Rail.... long saga all in detail on michaeledwards.org.uk
    NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT. Do help if you can. Michael

    Posted anonymously at 21:24, Mon 28 September 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:24, Mon 28 September 2009

  • No response from Camden LB

    Posted anonymously at 22:21, Tue 27 October 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:21, Tue 27 October 2009

  • Story still going on in Nov, with Camden LB and Network Rail passing buck between them. Story unfolds at michaeledwards.org.uk

    Posted anonymously at 22:36, Tue 24 November 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 22:36, Tue 24 November 2009

  • Camden, Network Rail and TfL all deny being responsible. But on 9/10 December TfL's contractors did clear the gulley. No-one has yet modified the surface: the drain is still ABOVE the hollow occupied by the puddle. Blog has details.

    Posted anonymously at 12:51, Sun 27 December 2009

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 12:51, Sun 27 December 2009

  • TfL sent someone to clear the drain (despite it not being their responsibility)and LB Camden says it will do some further work when weather permits. Puddle persists, however.

    Posted anonymously at 14:18, Sun 24 January 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 14:18, Sun 24 January 2010

  • Camden LB did some drainage and tarmac work which has reduced the size of the puddle. But people still have to jump or circumvent it. So we enter our sixth month of agitation for effective action.

    Posted anonymously at 17:41, Sun 21 February 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 17:41, Sun 21 February 2010

  • Partially fixed: it is now no worse than many other badly-drained areas in this park / plaza.

    Posted anonymously at 18:37, Sun 21 March 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:37, Sun 21 March 2010

  • Partially fixed: puddle now shallow and not as bad as many others in the same area. But the whole, very heavily used, open space remains a disgrace.

    Posted anonymously at 21:39, Sun 18 April 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:39, Sun 18 April 2010

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