FOI request detail

Policing of Night Tube

Request ID: FOI-2624-1617
Date published: 07 April 2017

You asked

Please provide details of any agreement, contract or understanding in place between TfL/LUL and the British Transport Police; regarding the provision and deployment of police for 'night tube' services.

We answered

TfL Ref:          FOI-2624-1617

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26 March 2017 asking for information about policing the Night Tube.
 
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked:
 
Please provide details of any agreement, contract or understanding in place between TfL/LUL and the British Transport Police; regarding the provision and deployment of police for 'night tube' services.
 
Under Section 18 of the Railways & Transport Safety Act 2003 (2003 Act), the British Transport Policing Authority (BTPA) is responsible for securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force to police the railways. The current agreement between TfL and BTPA, dated 27 January 2014, relates to the provision of British Transport Police (BTP) policing services on London Underground along with enhanced policing services for Docklands Light Railway, Croydon Tramlink and London Overground. TfL works in close partnership with the BTP and the BTPA to ensure the most effective delivery of transport policing across TfL’s rail services as well as the rest of London’s rail network.
 
Enhanced policing services were added to the Agreement in September 2015 to support the London Underground Night Tube initiative. This was to enable TfL to fund additional BTP resources to ensure that there are an agreed minimum number of resources deployed on duty on the Night Tube lines and stations during the 24 hour periods between Friday and Sunday.
 
TfL is spending an extra £3.4 million ensuring BTP policing of the Night Tube, with over 100 BTP officers out at any given time. These police officers provide a high visibility presence, giving reassurance that we care about every journey our passengers make, keeping our staff safe and addressing issues such as antisocial behaviour.
 
If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to contact me.
 
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Yours sincerely

Lee Hill
Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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