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Low hanging trees hitting top deck of bus

Reported via mobile in the Damage - other (bus stops and shelters) category anonymously at 19:13, Monday 5 June 2023

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS4635279.

The whole section between barnet church and borehamwood needs reviewing for low hanging trees as these are regularly striking the bus and i feel unsafe on the top deck. It isnt the usual leafs and twigs i refer to whole branches that are striking and scraping the roof and side of the bus, i dont want to be a passenger when an incident occurs but this is my daily commute. This was reported before but i was simply told to contact the two councils involved. This is unsatisfactory. If you are contracting and operator to run double deckers on a route which is no longer suitable you are entirely liable if any civil action is brought for compensation as a result of injury from the use of a double deck in an unsafe place. Already the branch bangs are so loud they hurt my ears, that alone can lead to the kind of hearing damage for which tfl would be liable to compensate. Please review this query.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. Our team had investigated this for you and found that this doesn't fall under the responsibility of Transport for London and comes under the remit of the local borough. You may therefore wish to report this issue by using, or directly to the borough. Should you need anything else, please contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234

    State changed to: not TfL’s responsibility

    Posted by TfL at 08:23, Wednesday 7 June 2023

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