Vandalism on the District Line

MQT on 2001-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2001
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What measures are being taken by Transport for London to combat the serious problem of vandalism on the District Line between Barking and Upminster?



Answer for Vandalism on the District Line

Answer for Vandalism on the District Line

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground have taken several steps in conjunction with the British Transport Police to tackle this problem. These are: - Closer liaison between BTP and London Underground staff. - Improvements in station CCTV format to aid Police investigations - The recruitment of a Security Programmes Manager who will co-ordinate trespass - vandalism actions across the London Underground network. - All school liaison visits by London Underground Managers are putting a greater emphasis on the problems caused by, and safety implications of, trespass and vandalism. - Improvements to the National Rail / Railtrack fencing which should deny access to the line from the local area.

Six arrests have already been made as a result of this initiative. . .