HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 cc687-8W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will place in the Library weekly reports on signals passed at danger on the London Underground. [97085]

Mr. Hill

[holding answer 2 November 1999]: Safety is, and must remain, at the heart of London Underground Ltd.'s (LUL) operations. LUL continuously monitors safety performance, including signals passed at danger (SPADs) and reports such incidents to HMRI.

The hon. Member will wish to be aware that all LUL trains have a form of Automatic Train Protection (ATP) which has been in operation for many years. Although SPADs do occur on the Underground, trains are brought to a safe halt because of the ATP system.

I will arrange for LUL to place in the Commons Library a monthly report on SPADs on the Underground.

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