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Request ID: FOI-0064-2122
Date published: 26 April 2021
Comments: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST
gender split in tube drivers
How many male tube drivers
How many female tube drivers
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.
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