Sunday, October 12, 2014

The idea of a 24hr tube becomes ever more attractive by the Transport Correspondent Glen Alutto

The stabbing happened at Belsize Park Tube station shortly before midnight

Two men have been stabbed while travelling on a Tube train in north-west London.

The attack happened at 23:50 BST on Saturday 11Oct, on a Northern Line train at Belsize Park underground station.

British Transport Police said the men, aged 22 and 24, were taken to hospital in a non-life threatening condition.

Two men have been arrested and are being questioned in custody. 

A BTP spokesman said. "We believe there were a number of witnesses


Is this a sign of what we can expect from a 24 hour Weekend tube?

Staffing levels are to be reduced by over 750, including the closure of all ticket offices. 

Just how safe will it be to be packed on the platform edge with dozens of boisterous, alcahole fueled night revellers and no station staff?

Will all outer-lying stations have Licensed Taxi ranks, for the passengers to complete their journeys in safety?

Many ranks at suburban stations have been removed, or moved away from the exits as LUL have installed Minicab offices on station forecourts.

     Source: BBC News

Appeal to locate taxi driver following collision in Hammersmith

09 October 2014

Appeal type

Other appeal

Incident Date


Incident Location

North End Road, SW6


Police investigating a collision in Hammersmith where a man was hit by a taxi are trying to trace the driver.

Officers were called to North End Road, SW6 at approximately 03:10 hrs on Saturday 4 October following reports of a vehicle in collision with a pedestrian.

It is thought the driver may not know a collision had taken place and may have occurred when the taxi driver drove away from the victim after speaking to him about a fare.

The London Ambulance Service attended and the 39-year-old man was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a stable condition being treated for head injuries.

The collision is being investigated by the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based at Merton Traffic Garage.

Detective Constable Nicola Linton, said: "We are very keen to hear from the taxi driver who stopped to speak to a white man on North End Road just south of Halford Road on Saturday, 4 October at about 03:00hrs."

The driver or anyone with any information is to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 543 5157 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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