TfL SEEKING A NEW BUS SAFETY HEAD
Jane Lupson, who has worked for Transport for London for 15 years and been its senior bus safety development manager since 2017, is leaving TfL to take up a role with South Western Railway. She speaks to MARK LYONS on how the safety standard has developed and the challenges her successor will face
In 2017, 269 people were seriously injured and 11 killed as a result of a collision with a bus in London. That year, over 3,000 passengers were injured whilst travelling on buses.
The Mayor of London has made clear that loss of life and serious injuries on London’s roads are neither acceptable nor inevitable and TfL has adopted Vision Zero for London, with a target of no deaths or serious injuries by 2041. The aspiration for buses is more ambitious – that by 2030 no-one will be killed in, or by, a London bus. To achieve this target TfL launched its Bus Safety Programme, which was tasked with developing the Bus Safety Standard, in February 2016.
Four focus areas