Bus driver simulator

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1248
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In November 2005 TfL announced that it was launching a simulator that could train bus drivers and help to reduce accidents. Please state how many drivers were trained using this facility in each year since 2005?

Answer

Answer for Bus driver simulator

Answer for Bus driver simulator

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

The simulator was purchased in partnership with First Group. TfL's contribution was to cover a pilot study of how useful the simulator would be as part of a suite of measures used for driver training and to make the simulator available to other operators to assess for their own training.

Research showed that, whilst the simulator was useful as part of a suite of measures for driver training, other operators did not feel that the additional benefit justified investment. First Group have retained the simulator and are still using it.