Bus Operators & Safety (1)

MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Using TfL figures for 2014 I compared the number of collisions between buses and other road users that required a hospital visit with the amount of bus KMs run. I then broke this down by operator and their appeared to be a significant variation in performance among the 17 operators. Has TfL undertaken any similar work?


Answer for Bus Operators & Safety (1)

Answer for Bus Operators & Safety (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. There will be marked variations across the network as some bus operators have large portfolios of routes on busier central London roads and others have small clusters of routes in mostly quieter suburban neighbourhoods.

TfL considers this data, and discusses it with the operators, alongside other analysis of incidents involving buses, particularly those leading to injuries, as rates on their own do not offer a reliable basis for comparing safety performance.