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Health and fatigue incidents bus driver

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Dear Transport for London,

Would it be possible to share over the year 2017/2018 an overview of the number of driver and passenger death/serious injuries linked with both:
- fatigue (i.e. micro-sleeps)
- major health issues from the driver (heart attack, low blood pressure causing fainting, etc.). If you could go as precise as pulling the major health causes leading to the incident, it would be ideal.
I understand this information might not be easily accessible, but even a partial answer would be appreciated. If you have similar data compiled for trams and trains it would be appreciated as well. Many thanks in advance for your help.

Kind regards,

M.Josselin

FOI, Transport for London

Dear M. Josselin

 

Our Ref:         FOI-2199-1920

 

Thank you for your request received on 21 October 2019 asking for
information about incidents relating to health and fatigue.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and our information access policy. 

 

To enable us to assist with your request, please confirm if by trains you
are referring to just London Underground train operators or whether you
are also requesting information from DLR and London Overground drivers.

 

We have also recently published a Bus Driver Fatigue Report which was
completed by Loughborough University. You may wish to read the report, if
you have not done so already:
[1]http://content.tfl.gov.uk/bus-driver-fat....  

 

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Dear FOI,

To answer your question, by trains I am referring to London Underground train operators and London Overground drivers, over the 2017/2018 period. It was my understanding that DLR is automated?
Many thanks for your help.

Yours sincerely,

M.Josselin

FOI, Transport for London

Dear M. Josselin

 

Our Ref:         FOI-2199-1920

 

Thank you for clarifying your asking for information about incidents
relating to health and fatigue.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. The DLR does
not have drivers, they have "train attendants" or "captains" who travel on
the train but move around inside rather than sitting at the front.

 

A response will be sent to you by 21 November 2019. We publish a
substantial range of information on our website on subjects including
operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance
and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently
asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

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In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

Dear M. Josselin

 

Our Ref:         FOI-2199-1920

 

Thank you once again for your recent FOI request.

 

We are still having some difficulty identifying the information you have
requested. If you could please confirm if you want to know specifically
about driver and passenger death/serious injuries that arose from
collisions for which fatigue or other medical conditions were a cause. If
this is not the information you are seeking if you could provide a more
detailed description of the information you are seeking together with any
other details you think might help us locate the information you require.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

Senior FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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