Pandrol Vanguard (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th July 2019.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

What is TfL’s evidence for suggesting that Pandrol Vanguard is not safe to attach to wooden sleepers?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London’s (TfL’s) engineers have met with the manufacturer (Pandrol) to discuss a track fastening for timber sleepers, and has not received sufficient assurances that the product is suitable for use on the Tube network. As you will understand, safety must always be TfL’s first priority.

The installation of track fastenings across the Tube network is currently paused, while TfL assesses the success of this type of mitigation.