FOI request detail

Road Traffic Accidents In London Re-routing Traffic Through The Congestion Charge Zone

Request ID: FOI-2525-1718
Date published: 18 December 2017

You asked

I would like confirmation of an accident that occurred in Elephant and Castle, on the one way system 5/5/17 around 4.30pm. The road going to New Kent Road was cordoned off and all traffic going in that direction was redirected to go through the congestion charge zone in the direction of London Bridge

We answered

Our ref: FOI-2525-1718/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4 December 2017 asking for information about an accident that occurred in Elephant and Castle.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

TfL’s London Streets Traffic Control Centre do have record of a collision at the location and date you refer to. The incident recorded that on 5 May between 1508hrs to 1839hrs Elephant & Castle was closed eastbound at Newington Causeway, which could have meant that New Kent Road was indeed inaccessible.

If you have incurred a Penalty Charge Notice as a result of this diversion, please email [email protected] for assistance.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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