Croydon Council Stakeholder Representation on FirstGroup Tram Operations Limited’s Board of Directors

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6058
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your response to Question 2019/0147 you stated that you "understand that the London Borough of Croydon has existing channels of communication with TOL and there are a number of public events and panels which enable information to be sought and provided and which reflect the importance of the Croydon Tram to its surrounding locality.”  Are you aware not a single TOL representative attended the Croydon Council’s investigation of tram safety held on 20 March 2018?  Do you agree that Croydon Council having non-voting representation on the TOL Board would be a more secure communication channel? 

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Croydon Council Stakeholder Representation on FirstGroup Tram Operations Limited’s Board of Directors

Croydon Council Stakeholder Representation on FirstGroup Tram Operations Limited’s Board of Directors

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am aware that Tram Operations Ltd (TOL) did not attend the meeting in March 2018; I understand they were not invited by London Borough of Croydon. However, TOL, along with Transport for London (TfL), did attend the latest meeting of this group on the 19 February 2019 to give an update on progress on delivery of the Rail Accident Investigations Branch recommendations. TOL also regularly meets with Croydon councillors and stakeholders, alongside TfL, principally through the council’s Public Transport Liaison Group where council representatives are able to discuss tram matters with both parties.

I am therefore satisfied that effective communication should be possible through the existing channels.