Anti-Semitism on buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3849
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What instructions are given to bus drivers as to how to deal with anti Semitic or other racist incidents committed by passengers on their buses?

Answer

Answer for Anti-Semitism on buses

Answer for Anti-Semitism on buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are clear guidelines for reporting and escalating incidents of this nature to the London Buses' 24/7 control centre, supported by extensive training and easy-to-find reference in driver handbooks.

Where specific problems are encountered, TfL raises the circumstances with bus operators across the fleet, and works with the MPS to investigate the incident. However, if you or your constituents are aware of any specific incidents, then please notify me and I will ask TfL to investigate.