TfL Consulting (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2178
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Has TfL ever looked into establishing a consulting arm of the organisation that would act in a commercial advisory capacity to other transport bodies?

Answer

Answer for TfL Consulting (1)

Answer for TfL Consulting (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is actively considering establishing an advisory function and London Underground (LU) is currently undertaking a pilot activity in this regard. This is as a result of the successful programme of upgrades that have been undertaken across the Tube network which has generated significant interest from other transit authorities.

  As a result of this interest, LU has developed relationships and is planning to undertake additional pilot activities with transit authorities in Asia and South America, to improve TfL's understanding of demand and to inform the approach, structures, processes and arrangements required to enable the provision of advisory services.     This has been initially demonstrated in a recent pilot project undertaken by LU with Baku Metro, where LU was able to share best practice and offer advice, based on their experiences. The pilot service can only be provided on a 'cost recovery' basis at this stage, until such time as these activities are established as a commercial service.