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Landslide (Boston Manor)

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he has taken following the landslide near Boston Manor railway station in West London in July; what conclusions he has reached as to the cause of the landslide; what assessment he has made of whether there are sufficient safety precautions in place to prevent a further such landslide occurring on or near the UK rail system; and if he will make a statement. (91837)

Boston Manor railway station is on the Underground’s Piccadilly line. Landslides are an operational matter for London Underground Ltd. and the right hon. Member should contact their managing director for further information at the following address:

Tim O’Toole

Managing Director

London Underground Ltd.

55 Broadway

London

SW1H 0BD

Landslides on the national rail network are an operational matter for Network Rail. The right hon. Member should contact their chief executive at the following address for further information:

John Armitt CBE

Chief Executive

Network Rail

40 Melton Street

London

NW1 2EE