Detailed Data regarding Fatalities involving TfL-Contracted Bus Services 1 April 2007 - 31 March 2015

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Dear Transport for London,

Please provide me with detailed data concerning fatalities involving TfL - contracted Bus Services for the period 1 April 2007 - 31 March 2015, specifically:

Month when Fatal Incident occurred
Borough where Fatal Incident occurred
Age of Victim (elderly, adult, youth, child)
Sex of Victim
Travel Mode of Victim (i.e, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, 3rd party motorist, etc)
Type of Incident (slip/fall, collision, assault, other)
Name of Bus Subcontractor Involved
Route of Bus Subcontractor Involved
Where relevant, indicate whether or not Bus was Out-of-Service & for which route
Information as to whether Bus Driver was prosecuted by CPS
Information as to whether Bus Driver was convicted

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

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Thank you for your email received on 16 September 2015 asking for
information about fatalities involving TfL-contracted bus services.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.

A response will be provided to you by 14 October 2015. We publish a
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Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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Dear Mr Kearney

Our ref: FOI-1083-1516

Thank you for your email received on 16 September 2015 asking for
information about fatalities involving TfL-contracted bus services.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

Please provide me with detailed data concerning fatalities involving TfL -
contracted Bus Services for the period 1 April 2007 - 31 March 2015,
specifically:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Month when Fatal Incident occurred

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Age of Victim (elderly, adult, youth, child)

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cyclist, 3rd party motorist, etc)

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路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Name of Bus Subcontractor Involved

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whether or not Bus was Out-of-Service & for which route Information as to
whether Bus Driver was prosecuted by CPS Information as to whether Bus
Driver was convicted

The attached table summarises all fatalities recorded in connection with
operation of the TfL-contracted bus network from April 2007 to March 2015.
During this eight-year period, around 16 billion journeys were made and
142 fatalities occurred from 133 incidents. There has also been a reducing
trend over this timescale, with the highest proportion of 27% of these
accidents occurring in 2007/08. Within this eight-year period, six
accidents resulted in 15 fatalities and two of these involved private
motor vehicles not only colliding with a bus but being on the wrong side
of the road.

TfL records all reported incidents on the bus network irrespective of
whether third-parties were culpable or not. As bus drivers are directly
employed by private bus operators, TfL does not hold data on the
prosecution of bus drivers or other motorists in connection with accidents
on the bus network. This data may be available from the Crown Prosecution
Service. Routes identified in the table with the acronym RR are those with
contracted vehicles operating a Rail Replacement service at the time of
the incident.

Detailed information on collision incidents involving London鈥檚 buses,
including most of the categories of information you have requested, is
published at
[1]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...
and covers the period since January 2014.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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