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Request ID: FOI-0064-2122
Date published: 26 April 2021

You asked

Comments: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST gender split in tube drivers How many male tube drivers How many female tube drivers

We answered

TfL Ref 0064-2021/22 Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 7 April 2021 asking for information about the gender split of our tube drivers. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold the information you require. You asked for the gender split of tube drivers: How many male tube drivers / How many female tube drivers. Please see the information requested below. Total Male Driver 83.70% Total Female Driver 16.30% Mode Gender Job Total Number of Employees London Underground Male Train Operator 2717 London Underground Male Instructor/Operator 281 London Underground Male Test Train Operator 34 London Underground Male Train Operator NT* 131 London Underground Female Train Operator 510 London Underground Female Instructor/Operator 49 London Underground Female Test Train Operator <10 London Underground Female Train Operator NT* 54 London Underground Non-Binary Train Operator <10 *NT denotes Night Tube. TfL is committed to being fully representative of London through achieving diversity of its workforce and having an inclusive culture and working practices. We continuously strive towards improving diversity in an industry that is traditionally more highly represented by men than women. We publish annually our Diversity and Inclusion Impact report which includes the progress on meeting the workforce diversity. There is reference in this report on actions taken by TfL to increase diversity specifically within operational roles on page 42. This resulted in an increase to 35 per cent of Train Operator hires being women, compared to 30 per cent the previous year. If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation. If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any 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 Sara Thomas FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London

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