Transport for London


Transport for London (TfL) was established in 2000 as the integrated body responsible for London's transport system.

TfL's role is to implement the Mayor's transport strategy and manage transport services across the capital, for which the Mayor has responsibility.

It is directed by a management board whose members are chosen for their understanding of transport matters and appointed by the Mayor of London. TfL's Commissioner and the chief officers are responsible and accountable for the day-to-day operations of the organisation.

TfL manages London's buses, London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and London Trams. It also runs London River Services, Victoria Coach Station and the congestion charge scheme.

TfL also has responsibility for a network of main roads, all of London's 6,000 traffic lights and regulates taxis and the private hire trade.