CCTV cameras will be installed on all Central Line trains by 2024, a yr later than initially deliberate.
The lack of CCTV on Central line trains has grow to be much more related since discussions across the security of ladies hit the fore with the dying of Sarah Everard.
In 2019, the London Assembly drew consideration to the excessive variety of experiences of sexual assault on the London Underground. 100 assaults had been reported on the Central line – almost double that of the following most reported line – the Victoria line at 55.
At the time, Susan Hall, who seconded a movement, mentioned: “A staggering one in 4 sexual assaults on the tube happen on the Central line, but perversely it’s one among two strains which doesn’t have onboard CCTV.”
In 2019, TfL mentioned it was not planning to put in cameras until 2023 – a timeline described on the time as “fully unacceptable”. However, the £350 million mission will not be accomplished until 2024 – with work beginning this yr.
Each of the 85 Central line trains are made up of eight carriages.
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TfL defined that CCTV can not be installed until the complete motor on every carriage is changed – presently the motors are so unreliable they’re to assist any additional energy being fed into the carriage to assist CCTV cameras.
Siwan Hayward, director of compliance, policing operations and Security at TfL: mentioned: “All of our passengers have the fitting to journey with out worry or intimidation. We work intently with the British Transport Police to fight undesirable sexual behaviour and harassment and have law enforcement officials and police group assist officers devoted to stopping crime and catching offenders patrolling our community.
“We would encourage anybody who experiences or witnesses any such behaviour to talk to our educated employees who will be prepared to help, or report it by texting 61016.
“More undercover patrols happen on the Central line than some other line and there’s an intensive community of greater than 77,000 CCTV cameras working throughout London’s transport community, together with cameras in any respect stations on the Central line. The work to enhance the trains, which is now underway, will imply that CCTV is installed on all 85 trains within the fleet.”