Search

TfL’s emergency response on London Underground gets ‘blue light’ priority

PUBLISHED: 12:00 09 February 2012

The ‘rapid response’ teams called out to tackle emergencies on the London Underground are getting ‘blue light’ priority and police drivers to get them through traffic.

A trial is being carried out with British Transport Police to halve response times, with TfL emergency vehicles being fitted with the same flashing blue lights used by police, fire and ambulance services.

The trial, part of the transport and security preparations for the summer Olympics when Response Unit staff are being increased to 130, involves a new fleet of response vehicles with Transport Police livery which will also serve the DLR, East London Line and London Overground.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser