Security breaches on London Underground

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0988
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How many security breaches have been recorded on the London Underground network in each year since (and including) 2000/01, broken down by tube line and tube station?

Answer

Answer for Security breaches on London Underground

Answer for Security breaches on London Underground

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are a number of ways that this question could be interpreted, for the purposes of this response we have assumed the issue to be one of trespass.As a large open transport system in an urban environment with clear definition between public and private areas we suffer from relatively few security breaches.In common with all railways we do suffer with people trespassing on the track. These incidents are usually not breaches of security ' as people can access the track from the platform ' but rather are breaches of safety. Examples of such safety breaches include people taking a short cut, inebriated people or individuals who are attempting to evade police pursuit. Recent improvements delivered by the TfL investment programme, such as better CCTV and lighting, and increased staff in customer facing roles, have increased the probability that such trespassers are observed and reported. Security at depots and track-side has also been enhanced via better perimeter fencing.There have been 269 trespass incidents since 2000/01. The details are shown in Appendix B.

Year Location Total 2000/01 ARNOS GROVE 1 BRIXTON 1 CANADA WATER 1 CROXLEY / WATFORD 1 DOLLIS HILL 1 EAST ACTON 1 EMBANKMENT 1 FINCHLEY ROAD / WEST HAMPSTEAD 1 HAINAULT / FAIRLOP 1 HARROW-ON-THE-HILL 1 KING'S CROSS ST. PANCRAS 1 LOUGHTON 1 MOORGATE 1 NEASDEN DEPOT 1 PARSONS GREEN 1 UPTON PARK 1 WHITE CITY 1 2000/01 Total 17 2001/02 BANK and MONUMENT 1 BARKING (including sidings) 1 BARKING / EAST HAM 1 CHARING CROSS 1 DAGENHAM EAST 2 DAGENHAM HEATHWAY 1 EALING BROADWAY 1 EAST ACTON 1 ELM PARK 1 ELM PARK / DAGENHAM EAST 1 EUSTON SQUARE 1 GOLDHAWK ROAD 2 GRANGE HILL / CHIGWELL 1 HIGH STREET KENSINGTON 1 HILLINGDON 1 HOLBORN 1 LADBROKE GROVE / LATIMER ROAD 2 LATIMER ROAD / SHEPHERD'S BUSH 1 LEYTON / STRATFORD 1 LEYTONSTONE / LEYTON 1 LIVERPOOL STREET 1 MANSION HOUSE 1 NEASDEN DEPOT 1 NORTH ACTON / WEST ACTON 1 NOTTING HILL GATE / HIGH STREET KENSINGTON 1 PADDINGTON 3 PARSONS GREEN 1 PUTNEY BRIDGE 1 RICKMANSWORTH SIDINGS 1 ROYAL OAK 1 RUISLIP 1 STEPNEY GREEN 1 STONEBRIDGE PARK 1 STONEBRIDGE PARK DEPOT 1 STRATFORD 1 SUDBURY TOWN 1 THEYDON BOIS 1 TURNHAM GREEN 1 UPMINSTER BRIDGE 1 UPTON PARK 1 VICTORIA 1 WATERLOO 1 WEST BROMPTON 1 WEST HAM 1 WEST HARROW 1 WOODFORD SIDINGS 1 2001/02 Total 51 2002/03 BECONTREE / UPNEY 1 BOND STREET 1 EAST HAM 1 FARRINGDON SIDINGS 1 HARROW-ON-THE-HILL 1 NEW CROSS / SURREY QUAYS 1 NEW CROSS DEPOT 1 NORTHWOOD 1 PADDINGTON / ROYAL OAK 1 RAVENSCOURT PARK 1 UPNEY 1 WEMBLEY PARK / PRESTON ROAD 1 WEST HAM 1 WHITECHAPEL 1 WILLESDEN GREEN / DOLLIS HILL 1 2002/03 Total 15 2003/04 ALDGATE 1 BAKER STREET 2 BARONS COURT 1 BOW ROAD 1 CHALFONT & LATIMER / CHESHAM 1 CLAPHAM NORTH 1 DAGENHAM HEATHWAY 1 DOLLIS HILL 1 EALING COMMON / EALING BROADWAY 1 EARL'S COURT 1 EASTCOTE / RUISLIP MANOR 1 FARRINGDON 1 FINCHLEY ROAD 2 GOLDERS GREEN 1 GRANGE HILL 1 HARROW & WEALDSTONE 1 HENDON CENTRAL 1 HILLINGDON 2 KILBURN PARK 1 KING'S CROSS ST. PANCRAS 1 NORTHWOOD HILLS 1 PADDINGTON 1 PUTNEY BRIDGE 1 SOUTH KENSINGTON 1 STONEBRIDGE PARK / WEMBLEY CENTRAL 1 STRATFORD 2 TUFNELL PARK 1 UPTON PARK 1 WESTBOURNE PARK 1 WHITE CITY 1 2003/04 Total 34 2004/05 ARNOS GROVE 1 BANK and MONUMENT 1 BARKING (including sidings) 1 BARKING / EAST HAM 1 BARKINGSIDE 1 CLAPHAM SOUTH / CLAPHAM COMMON 1 COCKFOSTERS 1 EASTCOTE 1 EDGWARE 2 EUSTON 1 FINSBURY PARK 1 GOLDHAWK ROAD / HAMMERSMITH 1 HARROW-ON-THE-HILL 1 HOUNSLOW CENTRAL 1 KENTISH TOWN 1 LEYTON 1 PADDINGTON / ROYAL OAK 1 PARK ROYAL / ALPERTON 1 PERIVALE 1 RODING VALLEY 1 ROYAL OAK / WESTBOURNE PARK 1 SOUTH HARROW 1 SOUTH KENTON / KENTON 1 SOUTH WOODFORD 1 STRATFORD 1 TOOTING BROADWAY 1 TURNHAM GREEN / CHISWICK PARK 1 VICTORIA 1 WARREN STREET / EUSTON (NORTHERN) 1 WATERLOO 1 WILLESDEN JUNCTION 1 2004/05 Total 32 ACTON TOWN 2 AMERSHAM 1 ARNOS GROVE 1 BARKING (including sidings) 1 BOSTON MANOR / OSTERLEY 1 BOW ROAD 1 BURNT OAK 1 CAMDEN TOWN 1 CANADA WATER 1 CANONS PARK 1 COCKFOSTERS / OAKWOOD 1 CROXLEY / WATFORD 1 EARL'S COURT 1 EAST ACTON 3 EAST FINCHLEY 1 FINCHLEY CENTRAL 1 FINSBURY PARK 1 FULHAM BROADWAY 1 HAMMERSMITH / RAVENSCOURT PARK 1 HEATHROW TERMINALS 1,2,3 1 HIGHGATE / EAST FINCHLEY 1 HORNCHURCH / ELM PARK 1 HOUNSLOW CENTRAL 2 HOUNSLOW EAST 1 KENTON 1 MOORGATE 1 NORTHOLT 1 OXFORD CIRCUS 1 QUEEN'S PARK 1 QUEENSBURY 1 RAVENSCOURT PARK / STAMFORD BROOK 1 RAYNERS LANE 2 RUISLIP / ICKENHAM 2 SLOANE SQUARE 1 SOUTH EALING 1 STAMFORD BROOK / TURNHAM GREEN 1 SWISS COTTAGE 1 TOOTING BROADWAY 1 TURNHAM GREEN 1 TURNPIKE LANE 1 WEST FINCHLEY / WOODSIDE PARK 1 WEST HAM / BROMLEY-BY-BOW 1 WESTBOURNE PARK / LADBROKE GROVE 1 WHITE CITY 1 WILLESDEN JUNCTION 1 WOOD GREEN 1 2005/06 Total 52 2006/07 AMERSHAM / GREAT MISSENDEN 1 ARNOS GROVE 1 BAKER STREET 1 BARKING (including sidings) 2 BARKING / EAST HAM 1 BARONS COURT 1 CANNING TOWN 1 CHANCERY LANE 1 CLAPHAM NORTH / STOCKWELL 1 COCKFOSTERS 1 DAGENHAM EAST 1 DAGENHAM HEATHWAY 1 DOLLIS HILL 2 EARL'S COURT / WEST BROMPTON 1 EAST PUTNEY / SOUTHFIELDS 1 EDGWARE 2 EMBANKMENT 1 FAIRLOP 1 FARRINGDON 1 FINCHLEY CENTRAL 2 GREEN PARK 1 HAMMERSMITH DEPOT 1 HANGER LANE 1 HARROW-ON-THE-HILL 1 HENDON CENTRAL 1 HILLINGDON / UXBRIDGE 1 KENSAL GREEN 2 KEW GARDENS 1 LIVERPOOL STREET 1 LONDON BRIDGE 1 NEW CROSS DEPOT 1 NORTHFIELDS DEPOT 1 NORTHOLT 1 NOTTING HILL GATE 1 PADDINGTON 1 QUEENSBURY 1 RICHMOND 1 RUISLIP DEPOT 1 RUISLIP MANOR 1 SHEPHERD'S BUSH (C & H) 2 SOUTH EALING 3 STOCKWELL (N) 1 STOCKWELL / BRIXTON 1 STRATFORD 2 TOWER HILL / MONUMENT 1 UPTON PARK 1 UXBRIDGE 1 UXBRIDGE SIDINGS 1 WATERLOO 1 WEST HAM 1 WEST HAMPSTEAD / KILBURN 1 WESTBOURNE PARK / LADBROKE GROVE 1 WILLESDEN JUNCTION 1 WOODSIDE PARK 1 2006/07 Total 63 2007/08 EARL'S COURT 1 EUSTON 1 GOLDERS GREEN 1 MANOR HOUSE 1 PICCADILLY CIRCUS 1 2007/08 Total (to date) 5 Grand Total 269