London’s new Transport Commissioner
Mike Brown MVO has been named as London’s new Transport Commissioner, succeeding Sir Peter Hendy CBE. Brown has been Interim Commissioner since July, following Sir Peter’s appointment as Chairman of Network Rail. Mike has taken up the new post with immediate effect. He has been TfL’s MD of London Underground and Rail since 2010, where he oversaw record performance of the Tube, DLR and London Overground alongside the modernisation of the network and customer service. According to TfL, he takes up the new post at a ‘pivotal moment’ for the organisation and London, with the city’s population expected to grow from 8.6m to 10m by 2030.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said, ‘I’m delighted to confirm Mike Brown as London’s new Transport Commissioner. 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% 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.’
Mike Brown said, ‘I am honoured to be appointed London’s new Transport Commissioner. London’s transport networks have been modernised and customer service transformed in recent years, enabling us to carry more people, more safely and reliably than ever before. 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.’