Poppy display at Tower of London - crowd management and transport

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4212
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Constituents have reported dangerous crowding on Tower Bridge and around Tower Hill station due to the large number of people trying to visit the poppy art installation at the Tower of London. Will you endeavour to learn lessons from this and ensure that TfL works closely with the police and the relevant local authorities to plan public access to extremely popular public events such as this more effectively?

Answer

Answer for Poppy display at Tower of London - crowd management and transport

Answer for Poppy display at Tower of London - crowd management and transport

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL routinely works closely with police, authorities and organisers to ensure events across the capital run safely and successfully while keeping London moving. The phenomenal response to the poppy art installation at the Tower of London was no exception and staff from across TfL worked to mitigate the impacts of the event on the transport and road networks, operationally and through significant public communications. As a matter of course we will review and apply the lessons learnt to future events.