Greenwich public transport safer thanks to Boris

Greenwich Conservatives have welcomed new statistics highlighting that the Mayor of London's, Boris Johnson pledge to put more police officers on buses and trains is continuing to reduce crime on the borough’s public transport.

Latest statistics from Transport for London now show that Greenwich has seen one of the biggest falls in bus crime, thanks to Boris' policies.

Thanks to the work of the Mayor and his support for local policing the borough has seen the second biggest fall in London of violence against the person - a 44 per cent fall.

Cllr Adam Thomas Shadow Cabinet member for Community Safety said, “These statistics are testament to the work that the Mayor has undertaken to get more police officers on our buses.”

Thanks to the Mayor’s polices since 2008 we now have:

  • More than 2,500 TfL-funded police officers patrolling the Tube, buses, DLR, Trams and London Overground  
  • Specialist transport police units focusing on illegal cabs, criminal damage, cycling, the road network, theft, robbery and staff assaults
  • Locally-based transport policing teams in Greenwich  
  • 600 revenue inspectors patrolling the Tube and bus networks to reduce fare evasion and tackle anti-social behaviour
  • CCTV on all buses as well as at bus and Tube
  • Joint transport and police control centres operating 24/7, connecting transport staff to police in emergencies
  • Banning alcohol to make travelling on public transport a safer and more pleasant experience