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Freedom of Information request - What are the diversity statistics for TFL (London Underground/London Underground) train drivers?

Request ID: FOI-0738-2223
Date published: 08 July 2022

You asked

Dear Transport for London, What are the percentages of gender and races reported for train drivers on the London Underground/Overground.

We answered

TfL Ref: 0738-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 24 June 2022 asking for information about the percentages of gender and races reported for train drivers on the London Underground/Overground.

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 some of the information you require.

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. There are a number of publications on gender and ethnicity along with our Diversity and Inclusion Impact reports which include the progress on meeting the workforce diversity, available on our website at the following link:

Please note that London Overground is operated by a private company under contract with TfL, which employs its drivers directly, so as a result we do not hold this information.

Please see the attached which shows the breakdown for London Underground by the following:
  • Gender and percentage
  • Ethnicity and percentage
  • Gender | Ethnicity and percentage

Please note that this data is correct as at 1 July 2022 and is subject to change as staff leave and join the organisation. The data includes the following roles:

Instructor / Operator
Train Operator
Train Operator (night Tube)
Trainee Train Operator

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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