Night Tube - High Street Crime

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What discussions are being had in terms of policing, to cope with the increasing night-time economy around clubs and bars, after the opening of the Night Tube? Will there be an increased police presence on local high streets?


Answer for Night Tube - High Street Crime

Answer for Night Tube - High Street Crime

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS, British Transport Police and Transport for London analysts have conducted an impact assessment on the effect of the extended tube hours on policing.

Priority locations have been identified and policing plans established to meet the anticipated change in demand. In developing the policing plans key information has been used including demand forecasts, nature of businesses in the area around stations and known feedback from officers and London Underground staff.

There will be close examination of these plans and demand in the initial stages of the 24 hour tube service to ensure that appropriate resources are deployed in the most suitable manner.

A joint working group has been formed to co-ordinate and monitor this work.