The night tube and lack of toilet facilities

MQT on 2016-01-20
Session date: 
January 20, 2016
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Further to Question No: 2015/4051;

Once the Night Tube opens, what policing arrangements will you put in place to ensure that passengers leaving their destination station after a night out  do not 'abuse' neighbouring streets due to inadequate public toilet facilities?

Your response being:

'TfL's night bus services currently operate to all areas and Tube services already run late into the night. Night Tube services on Friday and Saturday night are therefore not anticipated to significantly increase demand for toilet facilities. On average customers using Night Tube services will benefit from reduced journey times of 20 minutes over comparable journeys by bus, and those travelling to terminus stations will reach their destinations even quicker.

Furthermore, an additional 100 police officers will be deployed across the Night Tube network. '

As there is already a problem of passengers leaving the tube late at night abusing local streets, for example in Edgware and Colindale due to the lack of toilet facilities, will you now consider providing additional temporary toilet facilities  at or near stations served by the night tube when it is in operation?


Answer for The night tube and lack of toilet facilities

Answer for The night tube and lack of toilet facilities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Underground (LU) has reviewed current toilet opening times and identified opportunities to continue to keep these available to customers overnight.  As Night Tube is not anticipated to create any increased issues at stations without toilet facilities, LU has no plans to provide additional toilet facilities.

I expect staff and the additional transport police officers to continue to deter anti-social behaviour in all its forms.