Only weeks after the 7/7 sculpture in Hyde Park was unveiled, it has been claimed that a memorial garden built to honour the dead in a previous tragedy on the transport network has been left neglected. A garden near Spencer Park in Battersea, planted in memory of the 35 killed in the Clapham rail crash on 12th December 1988 when three trains collided just south of Clapham Junction, is overgrown and strewn with litter and graffiti, according to commuters who use a nearby railway line. Network Rail are entrusted with maintaining the garden, which was installed after a public appeal raised nearly £500,000. They claim to work on it regularly, though how it got to be in such a state between the crash's 20th anniversary in December last year and now is a mystery. The company have said they'll bring the date of the next planned inspection forward.
Last Updated 30 July 2009