Staffing of Underground stations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1253
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has an impact assessment been carried out about how a tube station would cope with the reduced numbers of staff if there were to be a terrorist attack similar to those seen on 7th July 2005?

Answer

Answer for Staffing of Underground stations

Answer for Staffing of Underground stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground will ensure that, in the future, there are sufficient staff in place to maintain each station's congestion, control and emergency plans, as is the case today. Details of station staffing levels are currently being discussed with staff and trades unions.

LU has discussed the proposals with agencies including the Office of Rail Regulation, the British Transport Police, the MPS and the London Fire Brigade, and they have not expressed any concerns. We will continue to work with them during the implementation of the changes to ensure the Tube's outstanding safety record is maintained.