Council leader: longer response times 'unacceptable'
Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said,
These figures are shocking and show the Mayor of London's fire station closure plans will mean it will take a lot longer for fire engines to get to emergencies.
Across Lambeth response times will rise by an average of 34 seconds and these new figures show that in Clapham Town, the Mayors plans will add an average of 3 minutes 57 seconds to the time it takes the first fire engine to reach an emergency.
Any increase in response times is unacceptable because it threatens the safety of our residents.
I urge Boris Johnson to think again about the closure of Clapham Fire station.
"Owing to an earlier major signalling problem in the Clapham Area, lines to/from Waterloo are open again but services across the entire South West Trains network may be subject to disruption, owing to the amount of time the lines were previously closed for.
"Disruption is expected until end of service 12/10.......We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today. "
A3 Clapham Common North Side Eastbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident between A205 The Avenue and A3216 Cedars Road. Also affecting A3216 Cedars Road both ways between A3 Clapham Common North Side and A3036 Lavender Hill