Number of public buses involved in pedestrian accidents in Camden

Elli Donajgrodzki made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Elli Donajgrodzki

26/10/2011

Dear Transport for London,

Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you kindly provide me with the number of public buses that have been involved in accidents, which directly involved pedestrians, in Camden.

Please could you provide me with:

• Information from 2009, 2010 and 2011 to date
• The details of each incident (e.g. description of event)
• The outcome

Many thanks for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Elli Donajgrodzki

FOI, Transport for London

 
 
Dear Elli Donajgrodzki
 
TfL Ref: FOI-0996-1112
 
Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
October 2011 asking for information about pedestrian accidents involving
buses in Camden since 2009.
 
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 23 November.
 
In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Lee Hill
FOI Case Officer
 
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London
 
 
 
 

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Dear TFL,

I am yet to receive a response to the request that I made on October 27 regarding the number of public buses involved in pedestrian accidents in Camden.

By law, you should normally have responded by November 23.

Please could you let me know what is causing the delay.

Yours sincerely,

Elli Donajgrodzki

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Elli Donajgrodzki,

 

Thank you for your further email.

 

I am sorry for the delay in responding to your Freedom of Information
request.

 

Unfortunately, it had taken longer than anticipated to gather the
requested information and break it down specifically into instances that
occurred in Camden. However, I am confident we will be able to provide you
with this information early next week.

 

Once again, I apologise for the delay in our response and I thank you for
your patience.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear TFL,

I sent a freedom of information request to you on 26/10/2011 regarding the number of public buses that have been involved in accidents with pedestrians in the last five years.

Last week (25/11) I received an email saying that the information was taking longer than anticipated to process and that it would be sent to me by early this week.

I am yet to receive this information. Please could you let me know when the information will be provided.

Yours sincerely,

Elli Donajgrodzki

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Elli Donajgrodzki

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0996-1112

 

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 26
October 2011 asking for information about accidents involving buses and
pedestrians in Camden from 2009 to date.

 

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. I apologise for the
delay in replying. You asked for:

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act, could you kindly provide me with the
number of public buses that have been involved in accidents, which
directly involved pedestrians, in Camden. Please could you provide me
with:

    

     • Information from 2009, 2010 and 2011 to date

     • The details of each incident (e.g. description of event)

     • The outcome

 

Please see the attached file containing the information you have
requested. Please note our system records details of the incident at the
time but does not record follow up outcomes such as investigations into
the cause of the incident and claims made to the operator. This is
predominately dealt with locally by the bus operating company concerned
and TfL will only provide assistance into an investigation when required. 
For that reason we do not hold information regarding the outcomes of all
these incidents.

 

It is important to note that the rate of pedestrian collisions are very
low on the bus network in comparison to the number of journeys made, and
the kilometres operated, each year.

 

The London bus network comprises more than 8,500 vehicles and operates 460
million kilometres a year across more than 700 bus routes. In the last
financial year, there were 2.2 billion customer journeys on our buses
which, when considered against the total number of accidents, shows how
safe bus travel is.

 

The attached table provides a broad overview of injury causing incidents
and reflects the fact that TfL encourages full reporting of all incidents,
regardless of severity or whether an incident may have been caused by a
third party, such as another road user.

 

It should be noted that the information provided is based on initial
assessments of the nature and cause of incidents, and not the outcomes of
operator-led investigations. The latter provide the most conclusive means
of understanding circumstances behind incidents and considering how best
to minimise them in future.

 

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

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

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