Night Tube Policing (3)

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the British Transport Police Press Release on the 27th May - announcements were made about the Policing of the Night Tube. Please could you explain:

i)    Which 'other metro networks across the world did the Mayor consult with when discussing the policing of the Night Tube that led him to the conclusion; 'crime is no greater through the night than at any other time of the day' on the transport network?

ii)  Which 'key stations' will have a permanent police presence? How large will these teams be?

iii) Exactly how many extra 'rapid response' vehicles will be available for the policing of the Night Tube?


Answer for Night Tube Policing (3)

Answer for Night Tube Policing (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground and the British Transport Police (BTP) engaged with other metro networks across the world that operate 24-hour (or extended hour) services, including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Berlin, Hamburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Barcelona, Bilbao and Paris (which is considering running overnight services).

As per my response to 2015/1847, BTP does not publicly disclose specific operational details such as the scale of patrol or response capabilities as that might compromise security. BTP will continue to police both proactively and reactively, responding to incidents across the network as appropriate.