LU Station Closures caused by Faulty Fire Equipment
Request ID: FOI-3591-1920
Date published: 20 March 2020
My request relates to faulty fire equipment on the London underground. I would like to request the following information:
1) How many times have you had to temporarily close a station due to needing to fix faulty fire equipment in the last calendar year up until February 20th 2020?
2) How many times have you had to evacuate a station due to needing to fix faulty fire equipment in the last year calendar year up until February 20th 2020?
3) How many times have you had to hold a train in a tunnel, due to needing to fix faulty fire equipment in the last calendar year up until February 20th 2020?
4) How many times have you had to cancel a service due to fixing faulty fire equipment in the last calendar year up until February 20th 2020?
Our Ref: FOI-3591-1920
Thank you for your request received on 20 February 2020 asking for information about faulty fire equipment on the London Underground.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we hold some of the information you require.
The safety of our customers and staff is our number one priority and as such we have robust processes and procedures in place to ensure that we always respond quickly and effectively to incidents. There were 77 full station closures/evacuations in the calendar year up to 20 February 2020 which were attributed to fire equipment recording a fault, requiring us to take action to check the equipment. The average duration of these incidents was 33 minutes. Please find the details attached.
We do not have any recorded incidents of trains/service delays due to the need to fix faulty fire equipment. Delays would not normally be attributed to fire assets.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
Transport for London
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