Asbestos question ( Victoria line)

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Dear Transport for London,
Please would it be possible to know if there is asbestos present in the tunnels and stations on the Victoria line?

Yours faithfully,

Louis smith

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1043-2122

 

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August 2021.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Smith

 

TfL Ref: FOI-1043-2122

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 16
August 2021, asking about asbestos on the Victoria Line.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Environmental Information Regulations and our information access
policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

 

Yes, there is asbestos present on the Victoria Line. In view of the age of
the network and relevant dates of construction, as with other premises of
similar age, asbestos was used for many applications throughout the London
Underground network, most of it being installed during the mid-part of
last century. Removal and remediation of this material has been carried
out since the 1970’s, but despite this, asbestos is still present across
the network, including the Victoria Line tunnels and stations.

 

In public areas the vast majority of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs)
are contained behind station finishes and cannot be accessed by the
general public. Where areas of ACMs interface with the general public they
are in a position where they cause no risk to the general public or
staff. 

 

We have processes and procedures in place to ensure that the management of
asbestos is carried out in compliance with the Control of Asbestos
Regulations 2012.

 

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

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Eva Hextall

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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