Bus and Police

Headlight on Bus Safety

01 February 2017

The safety of buses has deteriorated in the last year. The number of collisions involving buses has increased in recent years. There were 4,297 injuries by the end of Q3 2015/16, compared with 4,196 over the same period the year before (an increase of 2.5 per cent). 

  • Why aren’t bus drivers first-aid trained?
  • Why doesn’t TfL have targets to improve bus safety?
  • How is TfL making incident investigations more rigorous and transparent?
  • How does TfL ensure that all incidents are properly managed, reported and investigated?
  • Are bus drivers comfortable with the incident reporting process?

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets tomorrow to consider the safety record of London’s buses and what can be done to improve it.  The guests are:

  • Gareth Powell, Director of TfL Strategy and Contracted Services, TfL
  • Jane Lupson, Bus Collision Reduction Programme Manager, TfL
  • Tony Wilson, Managing Director, London & Surrey, Abellio
  • Wayne King, Regional Coordinating Officer, Unite
  • Paul Russell, Head of CIRAS (Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System)
  • Sarah Hope, Victim's Support Consultant for TfL and Founder of the Sarah Hope Line and Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 02 February from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the discussion using #AssemblyTransport and #BusSafety


Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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