Historical and future numbers of tube drivers employed by TfL

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Dear Transport for London,

Could I request the following information please:

1) Historical numbers of Train Operators employed on London Underground, yearly on whatever date is convenient for you (for example financial year end, January 1st) from 2003 to 2012
2) Estimated future numbers of London Underground Train Operators employed on London Underground to meet the needs of the current investment programme up to 2020, again given yearly

Note: Train Operators should be taken to mean people who are commonly called 'drivers' - I believe this is the official LU term. The current investment programme I'm aware of specifically includes more frequent services on the Jubilee, Northern and sub-surface lines.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Barry

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Barry

 

TfL Ref:          FOI-1586-1213

 

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
December 2012 asking for information about historical and future numbers
of London Underground train drivers employed by TfL.

 

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

 

A response will be provided to you by 24 January 2013.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
feel free to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Barry

 

TfL Ref:          FOI-1586-1213

 

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 21
December 2012 asking for information about historical and future numbers
of London Underground train drivers employed by TfL.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy. I can
confirm TfL does hold the information you require. You asked for:

 

1.    Historical numbers of Train Operators employed on London
Underground, yearly on whatever date is convenient for you (for example
financial year end, January 1st) from 2003 to 2012

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Year | Train Operator | Trainee Train Operator | Total |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2003/04 | 2133 | 64 | 2197 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2004/05 | 2481 | 29 | 2510 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2005/06 | 2542 | 80 | 2622 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2006/07 | 2766 | 318 | 3084 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2007/08 | 2968 | 69 | 3037 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2008/09 | 3027 | 7 | 3034 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2009/10 | 3003 | 2 | 3005 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2010/11 | 2967 | 24 | 2991 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2011/12 | 3065 | 104 | 3169 |
|-----------+------------------+---------------------------+-------------|
|2012/13 | 3193 | 85 | 3278 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Please note that in 2006 we ran a large recruitment campaign for Train
Operators.

 

2.    Estimated future numbers of London Underground Train Operators
employed on London Underground to meet the needs of the current investment
programme up to 2020, again given yearly.

 

The figures provided in the table below are based on our current Train
Operator / Instructor Operator establishment number which is issued by
Trains Scheduling, then we have taken into account any future known
revisions to those establishments. In addition we have added in any known
Train or Instructor Operator upgrades requirements for Train or Instructor
Operators.

 

Please note that neither the known upgrades or the revisions to the
establishments are set out all the way up to 2020 so these figures are
subject to change as new requirements are created. Our requirements are
changing on a periodic basis so although this is the most up to date
information that has been distributed at the moment it is likely to change
again in the future.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Year |Estimated Train Operator Numbers |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2013 | 3492 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2014 | 3586 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2015 | 3618 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2016 | 3633 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2017 | 3633 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2018 | 3629 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2019 | 3629 |
|-------------------+----------------------------------------------------|
| 2020 | 3629 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

If this is not the information you are looking for please feel free to
contact me.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Gemma Jacob

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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