Removal appeal

Title of the Wayspot: Gants Hill Station

Location: 51.5765843, 0.0660427

City: London

Country: United Kingdom

The portal/pokestop Gants Hill Station was removed from your game titles on Thursday 25th Feb 2021 for some unknown reasons.

To my knowledge, a way spot can be removed under the following reasons:

a) no pedestrian access

b) obstructs or interferes with emergency services

c) private residential property

d) school (upto k12)

e) permanently removed from this location

f) duplicate of another portal.

From the picture it is clear the way spot in top of a roundabout with no overground pedestrian access.

However this station is located underneath the roundabout with a network of 5 subways joining the ticket hall and escalators down to train platform.

Even the map on ingress game clearly shows the location of the underground train platforms. And yes you need pedestrian access to a train station and it is definitely there.

May I kindly request on behalf of myself and the big pokemon go local community for this portal/pokestop to be restored.

I am happy to provide further photographic evidence should it be warranted.

The subways with colour coded middle line to follow the exit points

The ticket hall and gates

The concourse with the eastward and westward platforms on either side



  • sogNinjaman-INGsogNinjaman-ING Posts: 3,313 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably for "no pedestrian access" as all Niantic can see are the Satalite photos of the surface where the sign is.

  • Appeal Accepted - Thanks for the appeal, Agent. We gave this a second look and after reviewing the additional evidence provided, we've decided to restore the Portal in question. We have made necessary adjustments to the Portal location. You should see these changes reflected soon.

  • kiran77-INGkiran77-ING Posts: 15 ✭✭

    @NianticGiffard the outcome of this appeal has been very poor to the local pokemon go community. They have lost a perfectly valid pokestop. With the new location of the portal next to an existing portal/pokestop this does not translate into a pokestop unfortunately. I appreciate the need to move the portal possibly closer to the overground pavements. So while we won an appeal we also lost a pokestop and this is greatly unfair.

    The above pictures clearly shows that the legitimate gps positioning of the agent/trainer on top of the roundabout hence pedestrian access.

    What I will suggest is a repositioning of the Gants Hill portal in an empty cell with the same portal picture on Google maps.

    Please note its close proximity to the boundary of the S2L17 cell. The current ‘empty’ cell is shaded.

    @NianticGiffard please consider the above ew location suggestion that would be a fairer outcome to both the Ingress/pogo games since it will automatically bring a pokestop back to the game. Thanking for your consideration

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