Free travel on London Buses

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I welcome strongly your positive response to the request by Cllr. Steve O'Connell, the Deputy Leader of Croydon Council, for Croydon Borough Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers, to travel for free on London Buses.

Could you provide some other good examples of co-operation between TfL and Boroughs on policing?


Answer for Free travel on London Buses

Answer for Free travel on London Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL works with multiple agencies to deal with crime, disorder and anti social behaviour, for example, working with schools to educate children about behaving responsibly on public transport. TfL try to achieve sustainable solutions to problems through partnership working.Recently TfL (Revenue Protection and London Buses) worked with local police, British Transport Police and tram and train operating companies worked together in Wimbledon on a revenue protection exercise. All agencies worked with the local schools to ensure children had the correct passes to enable travel. Another example of co-operation with local borough police was at Hammersmith bus station, with an operation run by Hammersmith Police with TfL's support. As part of operation Blunt, a knife arch was set up at the bus station and commuters were invited to walk through to help deter the carrying of knives.Transport for London work has helped support the `Best Bar None' scheme in Camden which works to cut alcohol related crime. As part of the accreditation scheme, Transport for London helped ensure licensed premises understand the importance of customers getting home safely including asking door staff to be mindful of illegal taxi touts.Following a number of incidents of stone and brick throwing at trains in Barking and Dagenham, Transport for London worked closely with many agencies including the local borough police, park police and local residents to increase patrolling and target those responsible.