Vandalism on the District Line (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Thank you for that, and obviously action has been taken since I last raised this issue. But also since I last raised this issue we've had a continuing spate of incidents, notwithstanding the reduction recorded by London Underground. We had a steel bolt thrown through a train window when it was travelling at speed, nearly injuring passengers. We've had the embankment set on fire alongside Goodmays Park, which actually stopped the whole system and potentially endangered the whole trainload of passengers. We have children still getting on to the lines.

Is there anything else you have planned to deal with this type of problem, particularly as you will take control and responsibility for the Underground in the near future?


Answer for Vandalism on the District Line (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for Vandalism on the District Line (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The question of security is something that Bob Kiley has been particularly concerned with on the buses. I expect a similar rigorous approach to it on the Underground, to improve people's sense of safety and to cut down on these types of incidents. As things stand at the moment, I'm merely a post box between Assembly members' questions and London Underground, and I pass on the information they let me have to you. I will have to ask them what they might be planning.