Transport for London (UK)
TfL is an executive agency of the Mayor of London, created in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for the Capital’s transport system. Its primary role is to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy and manage transport services across the Capital. TfL is responsible for the provision and management of one of the largest integrated transport systems in the world; made up of many predecessor organisations, its activities cover almost all transport modes in the Capital.
The organisation comprises of different business units. These are Surface Transport, Corporate – specialist functions and London Underground and Rail. Additionally, TfL is a partner in Crossrail.
TfL is responsible for London’s buses, the Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground, some of London’s River Services, Barclays Cycle Hire and policing on Surface Transport modes. TfL also runs Victoria Coach Station and the London Transport Museum.
TfL is responsible for 580km of main roads, and all of London’s 4,600 traffic signals. In addition, it manages the London Congestion Charging scheme, Low Emissions Zone and regulates the city’s taxi and private hire trade. TfL also promotes a range of walking and cycling initiatives across the Capital. Through its research, marketing and planning activities TfL promotes a range of schemes to help reduce the social, economic and environmental impact of delivery and servicing traffic.
TfL website: www.tfl.gov.uk