A politician has disputed that an increase in the number of injuries on the London Underground was caused by the introduction of the Night Tube.

Figures from Transport for London (TfL) have revealed that from 2015 to 2017 there was a 23 per cent increase on injuries on the London Underground, despite a two per cent fall in passenger numbers from 2016 to 2017.

But despite speculation that this increase was caused by the introduction of the Night Tube in 2016, London Assembly member for Barnet, Andrew Dismore says more clarity on figures is needed to make a “proper assessment” of the situation.

The Night Tube runs on the Victoria and Jubilee lines and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines all of Friday and Saturday nights.

Mr Dismore said: “There is always of course the casual correlation between the longer service hours and the potential for injuries to occur- but more detail and context is needed.

“In addition, there is no given breakdown of how many injuries occurred during the day, and during the night.”

Before the Night Tube began operating the rate of injury had seen year-on-year reductions.

Last year there were 83 serious injuries recorded on the London underground network, a 34 per cent increase on 2015.

The Labour politician continued: “The introduction of the Night Tube has inevitably brought with it a number of challenges, but equally many significant benefits to Londoners.

“It has given a boost to our capital’s night-time economy and made travelling to work safer, quicker and more affordable for workers on late night and early morning shifts.”

“There are still a number of issues that need to be addressed, such as the disruption caused to local people by excessive Tube noise.”

“In order to reduce an increase in injuries that take place on the tube, we need to ensure that Tube stations are appropriately staffed and that passengers can easily access assistance should they need it”.

Mr Dismore said he had raised these issues with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and feels confident that the “appropriate” action will be taken to mitigate them.