TfL Overtime (1)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much money was spent paying overtime to TfL workers in each of the last 10 years?


Answer for TfL Overtime (1)

Answer for TfL Overtime (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is delivering one of the world's largest programmes of capital investment. This includes building Crossrail, modernising the Tube, improving the road network and making London's roads safer. At the same time, TfL is carrying out an ambitious £16 billion programme of savings and efficiencies to 2020/21, reducing overall costs by 15 per cent. TfL's Tube modernisation programme increased in scale during 2014/15, which meant some of TfL's specialist engineers and highly-skilled project staff worked overtime. Their work, which is often undertake at night, on weekends and on bank holidays, involves upgrading major stations to improve capacity, and upgrading and replacing aging signalling and power systems to provide faster, more frequent and reliable services. TfL routinely reviews its use of overtime, keeping a close eye on the balance between overtime and normal-hours working, to ensure it continues to deliver value for money for fare and tax payers.

The figures you requested are attached at Appendix C. The increase in overtime payments must be considered in the context of the integration of two Maintenance and Operational support companies (Metronet and Tube lines) into TfL during this period as well as TfL's support of major international events in London, including the 2012 Olympics.