Marshals on Croydon Bus Routes

MQT on 2002-03-27
Session date: 
March 27, 2002
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


London Road in North Croydon has seen vicious street crimes near bus stops in the last month. Will extra bus marshals be provided down this bus corridor beyond those for the 109 bus route?



Answer for Marshals on Croydon Bus Routes

Answer for Marshals on Croydon Bus Routes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No. The Transport Policing Initiative, consisting of dedicated police officers and traffic wardens will cover the London Road into West Croydon, to the benefit of passengers using route 109 and parallel routes 60, 64, 198, 250 and 289. This corridor is one of 20 on which the TPI will be introduced between June 2002 and March 2003.

It is important to remember that the TPI is not intended to replace borough policing at individual locations. Tackling street crime remains the responsibility of the MPS through its Borough Operational Command Units. However, the TPI will offer significant support and enhancement to this work. As I have mentioned before, the TPI will also respond to very urgent requests for assistance from London Buses on any route in circumstances where it is known that local borough policing resources would be unable to meet their operational requirements. .