COMMUTERS can now feel safer about using the tube thanks to the launch of three new policing teams to help cut crime at the borough's tube stations.
The British Transport Police (BTP) Neighbourhood Policing Teams are led by three sergeants, and are made up of eight police constables and two police community support officers, and they will also be supported by a 24 hour response team.
Chief superintendent Miles Flood, BTP area commander for the London Underground, said: "BTP has always policed these tube stations but our new teams will now spend even more time tackling crime in Hillingdon.
"The figures show that crime at tube stations in the borough has decreased and now we want to make sure that people are not only safe, but also feel safe.
"Our teams will work closely with Tube staff to tackle staff assaults and anti-social behaviour and I encourage people to approach officers and raise any concerns they have about safety or criminality on the Tube."
The teams will conduct regular patrols along the Piccadilly, Central and Metropolitan lines, run targeted operations and hold public meetings with people in the area.