Policing Tramlink

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0049
Question By: 
Samantha Heath
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

What discussion have there been since October with a) the Tramlink Concessionaire and b) The London South Division of the British Transport Police concerning the adequacy of policing on Tramlink? .

Answer

Answer for Policing Tramlink

Answer for Policing Tramlink

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

Tramtrack Croydon Limited and London Trams meet on a regular basis to discuss all aspects of the performance of the system, including security and policing. The adequacy of security, particularly on the New Addington branch was discussed at the last formal meeting in December.Policing of the Tramlink system is the responsibility of the PFI Concessionaire, TCL, who have subcontracted this duty to First Tram Operations (TOL) who have a service agreement with the British Transport Police. London Trams has had no direct discussions with the BTP regarding the policing of Tramlink. However, TCL have advised that they are pursuing improvements in the policing and security of the system with both TOL and Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate. TCL have written to TOL requesting a plan to improve the situation on Tramlink. .