• Emergency repairs


    Transporting gas is a day-to-day essential service. Pipelines are largely out of sight and mostly out of mind, but when repairs are needed or pipes need to be upgraded, we have to dig up roads or footpaths. When upgrading pipes or installing a new connection, we can plan the roadworks in advance, but when safety is at stake we must respond quickly and efficiently, and this may mean having to carry out streetworks at very short notice.

    We are sorry about the inconvenience caused and thank road users for their patience while essential emergency works are carried out.


    Sunday 25 February – London Road, Reigate

    We’re carrying out urgent repairs to our gas main in London Road in Reigate on Sunday 25 February.

    To ensure everyone’s safety, we will need to close a section of the northbound lane of London Road opposite the junction with Rushworth Road. This may result in some queues as motorists turn into Rushworth Road.

    We’ll be using our core and vac machine to complete our works quickly and will be off the road before the Monday morning rush hour.

    Sunday 25 February – New Road, Southampton (SO14)

    We’ll be carrying out urgent repairs to our gas main in New Road in Southampton from Sunday.

    To ensure everyone’s safety, we’ll be closing one lane and motorists will be diverted into the bus lane. It is too earlier to say how long our work will take but we will keep customers updated here.

    Thursday 22 February – York Road, London, SE1

    Due to gas emergency work it’s been necessary for us to put a road closure in place in York Road, northbound, SE1, which is near to Waterloo Station. There is a signed diversion in place. TFL and London Buses are aware. It is difficult at this stage to say exactly how long the diversion will be in place, but we are currently anticipating that this will be for around one week.

    Tuesday 20 February – Banbury Road, Oxford 

    Our engineers are continuing to carry out emergency repairs to our gas main in Banbury Road in Summertown, north of Oxford City Centre. We’ve reduced Banbury Road to one lane southbound close to its junction with Marston Ferry Road to keep everyone safe around our work area. Northbound traffic is unaffected. We’re doing all we can to finish our urgent repair as quickly as possible. It’s likely this work will continue over the coming days. 

    We will provide a further update on our progress later in the week.