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Part of the Alexandra Palace footbridge has been flooded.  This means that local commuters have to wade through several inches of rainwater on their way in and out of the station.  I tweeted Great Northern Rail to request that they attend to this.  Their response was to insist that it is the responsibility of Network Rail.  However, Network Rail, when pressed, suggested Great Northern 'may be able to help'.  Once again, both organisations have behaved shoddily towards the local community.  Rather than respond appropriately, they have chosen to demonstrate intransigence.  It is clear that, once again,  pressure is required from the local community to ensure they fulfil their obligations.  Great Northern can be tweeted at @GNRailUK and Network Rail at @NetworkRail.  

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  • I've heard from the interim station manager (dear Martin Brown, who brought in the new bins on the pedestrian footbridge and helped with bank clearance, is seriously ill) James Gillett today that contractors have been booked in to drill more drainage holes. 

    Not an ultimate solution, but a start. We have various proposals. 

    Worth knowing for those who may not be aware the Friends of Ally Pally Station are a RUG (Rail User Group) - therefore carrying more weight than individuals on all issues related to the station, service and surrounding facilities. Collective voices are effective.

    • Helpful reminder about the Friends of Ally Pally Station being a Rail User Group - and good to know there are plans to sort the flooding. But I'm really sorry to hear about Martin Brown.

       

  • Thanks for this, James. I can't understand why they won't deal with something so aggravating for their passengers, not to mention others using the bridge. So easy to sort out, one would think!

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