TfL bus, Tube, Overground and road deaths in north London

In north London, this included an 85-year-old woman who was “hit by a bus” close to Tesco in Morning Lane, Hackney, on January 4.

The pensioner was rushed to hospital following the crash, but died there four days later.

The incident has been highlighted in documents for an upcoming meeting of TfL’s safety, sustainability and human resources panel.

In statistics released for the last quarter of 2023/24, TfL said that 86 people had been killed or seriously injured after a crash involving a London bus.

The report also mentions the death of Catherine Finnegan, 56, who died after being hit by a double-decker bus at Victoria station in January. 

Across London, 1,056 people were killed or seriously injured after crashes on TfL roads, and 59 customers on its transport network.

Other incidents highlighted in the report included deaths at four train stations.

A customer reportedly fell down the stairs at Piccadilly Circus on December 18 last year, and later died from their injuries.

On Boxing Day, a person died after they fell onto Jubilee line tracks at Stratford.

Then, in January, a customer died after they fell on the platform at Mile End station.

Most recently, another customer died after they fell onto the London Overground tracks at Wapping station, on February 15.

TfL said that despite the incidents, the number of customer injuries was lower over this period of time than the three-year pre-pandemic baseline.

The transport body said it was committed to ramping up safety at stations, and that in February it had provided 40 Tube stations with mini-ramps to help cover the gap between the train and the platform.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has committed to ensuring nobody is killed by a London bus by 2030, and for all deaths and serious injuries to be eliminated on the capital’s roads by 2041.

Action taken so far includes introducing 20mph speed limits on huge swathes of the TfL network.

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