You can move around with your keyboard
Drop pin on the map to start a new report
Press space again to adjust the location
Back to all reports

Sunken storm drain

Reported via desktop in the Drain Cover - Missing or Damaged category by Christopher Jones at 16:45, Tue 7 December 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3165716.

Hi TFL There is a sunken storm drain within the northbound bus lane on the Holloway Road, outside Vagabond Coffee Shop (105 Holloway Road). As the load-bearing wheels of buses / large vehicles travel over the sunken storm drain, a shockwave is transmitted across the road and into the Highbury Gardens development in which I live. I presume a similar (if not more significant) shockwave is transmitted into the properties on the western side of Holloway Road. The shockwave is very noticeable in my property (Apartment 22, 52 Holloway Road) and is akin to a minor earth tremor. I have concerns that if the storm drain is not lifted so as to achieve a level road surface in the bus lane, repeated shockwaves will undermine the building fabric in local structures, including my own. I urge you to inspect the sunken drain and am happy for you to take vibration measurements in my flat to validate this report. Many thanks

RSS feed of updates to this problem Receive email when updates are left on this problem.


  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. We appreciate this. This has now been investigated and we’ve reported this to our contractors. If the area of the drain cover is identified as a safety issue it will be made safe within four hours. If it isn't a safety issue, we will aim to resolve it within 28 days. Should you need anything else, or have any questions, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234.

    Please also be aware that all Action Scheduled reports are automatically closed after 28 days. However, we aim to fix the fault within this timescale, which may be sooner, or in a few cases take a little longer.

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by TfL at 12:36, Mon 20 December 2021

Provide an update

Please note that updates are sent to Transport for London. Your information will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy

Next: Tell us about you

or No personal details will be stored, and you will not receive updates about this report.

Your update

Tell us about you

Do you have a Streetcare password?