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2001-08-30 DTR-001
Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions


Building a safer and more secure tube

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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Building a safer and more secure tube

30 Aug 2001 00:00
source Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions
type Press release

Increased CCTV coverage, more platform help points and improved station layouts will lead to an even safer system for Tube passengers under the plans for a 21st century Tube system, Minister for London Nick Raynsford said today.

On a visit to the site of a brand new British Transport Police station and headquarters building at 55 Tottenham Court Road, Mr Raynsford viewed the redevelopment work with construction staff and discussed Tube modernisation plans for greater safety and security on the Tube.

The new development will include:

* An operational custody suite incorporating 8 cells, surgeon''s room and interview rooms; * Police offices, shower/locker room, mess room and rest room; * Parking for police vehicles; * Kennels for police dogs.

Speaking at Tottenham Court Road, Mr Raynsford said:

''The construction of new British Transport Police facilities in Tottenham Court Road is an excellent example of the private and public sectors working together for the benefit of passengers, London Underground and the police.

''Passenger safety and security will be further enhanced under the 21st century modernisation plans for the Tube. In addition to increased CCTV coverage, improved station layouts and lighting will help to create safer station environments. An increase in the number of help points will also provide additional security on platforms.

''The recent 20.7% reduction in crime on the Tube is a testament to the excellent work of the British Transport Police on one of the busiest Underground networks in the world. Once complete, this new facility will help drive down crime levels even further.''


1. For further information on the proposals, please contact the London Underground Press Office.

Public Enquiries: 020 7944 3000 DTLR website: http://www.dtlr.gov.uk

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