Safety and security on London Underground

19 April 2007  •  Author(s): Geoff Dunmore, Operational Security Manager, London Underground Limited

The attacks of 7 July and subsequent events were unprecedented in the history of Transport for London. In its 143-year history, the Underground has faced many threats to its security, most notably from Irish Republican terrorism. Safety and security of passengers is London Underground’s top priority. Robust procedures have been developed over a number of years with the police and the security services and these remain under constant review.

London Underground has become one of the world leaders in transport counter-terrorism measures and has developed staff practices and procedures which are now part of daily Tube operations and has also incorporated many design features in the Underground infrastructure.

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