Network Incident Response Team

This unique partnership between us and London underground brings together a group of people with a particular skill set, designed to reduce disruption on the tube network.

Network Incident Response Team

Senior London Underground operational managers work hand-in-hand with our experienced specialist medic officers in a rapid response, multi-faceted team. Formed in 2013 it brings together, for the very first time in the Network Incident Response Teamrailway industry, a bespoke team of officers trained with advanced medic capabilities, working with London Underground’s most senior operational managers.

Whilst the teams’ default area of operation is within Zone 1 (due to the impact of any service-affecting incident in this area) they can be deployed to anywhere else on the network to an incident, medical or operational, that has the capacity to cause significant disruption to train services.

The vehicle carries a selection of specialist medical diagnostic and treatment equipment - including most of the equipment you would expect to find on an ambulance. They also carry specialist patient packaging and extraction equipment, funded by TfL based on our recommendations to ensure fast safe patient removal from the underground system.