New TfL boss: Here’s who’s taking over from Sir Peter Hendy

TfL confirms new transport commissioner

TfL has announced Mike Brown will take over as Transport for London transport commissioner, after Sir Peter Hendy announced his move to Network Rail in July.

He will take on the new role with immediate effect.

Since 2010 Brown has been managing director of London Underground and Rail, and has been acting transport commissioner over the past two months.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed the appointment, saying he is the right person to lead the modernisation of the Tube network.

He said: “Under Mike’s leadership, we’ve seen record numbers of customers carried on our Tube, DLR and London Overground networks and Tube delays have fallen by well over 40 per cent since 2010. He brings decades of service, experience and leadership to the role and is the right person to lead the next wave of modernisation and improvement at TfL, to ensure London continues to grow and prosper to the benefit of the whole country.”

Brown said: “It is vital that we continue to invest, deliver even greater efficiencies and develop our commercial revenue, to support more jobs, homes and ensure London remains the engine of the UK economy. As commissioner, my priorities will be the continuing modernisation of the Capital’s transport networks, including the upgrade of the Tube, more fast, frequent, metro-style rail services, the delivery of Crossrail and Crossrail 2.

“I’m also determined that, in delivering our unprecedented £4bn road modernisation plan, we keep traffic flowing, the bus network reliable and keep all Londoners, businesses and road users informed so they can plan ahead and avoid disruption.”

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