London Underground medic response team to halve

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The response unit had 20 British Transport Police officers set-up to respond when passengers fall ill The response unit had 20 British Transport Police officers set-up to respond when passengers fall ill

London Underground’s medic response team is set to be halved, leaving only eight staff members across the network.

The Police Medic Response Unit (PMRU) had 20 medic-trained British Transport Police (BTP) officers set up to respond when passengers fall ill on the transport system.

But the decision was announced yesterday to send 12 officers back to their normal BTP duties after claims the scheme did not appear to speed up response times.

The PMRU was set up primarily to reduce disruption during the Olympics.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree