Night Tube & the Homeless

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


I understand the British Transport Police have concerns that homeless people will use the Night Tube as their accommodation for the night. Are you aware of such concerns? What is TfL intending to do to respond to such concerns?


Answer for Night Tube & the Homeless
Night Tube & the Homeless

Night Tube & the Homeless

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground is working closely on this issue with the GLA-commissioned London Street Rescue service and with TfL Surface Transport who manage this issue in relation to the night bus network.

It is important that people sleeping rough on the network are moved on, involving the British Transport Police if necessary, and that LU adopt a socially responsible approach. This includes monitoring data on the number and locations of people sleeping rough and expanding its current approach to enable staff to help link people who are sleeping rough with support services where appropriate.

I am committed to ending rough sleeping in London and thanks to No Second Night Out around three quarters of those new to the streets now spend only one night out.

This answer was received on 14/08/15.