Armed police to travel on the Tube for the first time ever on New Year's Eve
Armed police will travel on London Underground trains for the first time ever on New Year’s Eve, it has been revealed.
Firearms patrols which are routinely deployed at mainline train stations in London are to use the Tube to travel between jobs for the first time in a move to counter the terror threat and to reassure the public.
British Transport Police also announced that extra armed officers would be on duty at train and Tube stations across the capital as revellers welcome in the New Year.
BTP said in a statement: “New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services and we will have officers deployed at train and tube stations across the country to provide a safe environment for all those travelling and working.