Screening Tube Passengers

MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


It has been reported recently that following a recent Home Office report fresh consideration is being given to the introduction of airport-style mass security screenings across London's tube and rail network. What consultations have you held with, the Home Office and/or the Department of Transport as Mayor of London, as London's Police and Crime Commissioner and as Chair of TfL regarding the possibility of this kind of passenger screening in London?


Answer for Screening Tube Passengers

Answer for Screening Tube Passengers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL and the Police work continuously on my behalf with the Home Office, Department for Transport and others to ensure that security arrangements for the Tube and Rail networks in London remain effective and proportionate. This includes considering new security technologies as they emerge.

The reports in the media you refer to are incorrect and there are in fact no specific plans to introduce airport-style security to London's Rail or Tube networks.

There will continue to be a highly visible Police presence on the public transport network in London, complemented by CCTV and other security systems to ensure public transport remains a safe, controlled environment.