Glynn Barton moves to buses as Clare Mann appointed TfL COO

Popular Transport for London director Glynn Barton is leaving his role as acting Chief Operating Officer as the organisation brings in Claire Mann, current Managing Director of South Western Railway, who will join TfL in the role next March.

Mr Barton has been in the temporary role for just over a year. Before that he was Director of Network Management, a role which included overseeing the Capital’s roads during the pandemic.

He will then take on the role of Director of Buses, leading the development, planning and delivery of bus services across the capital. The current Director of Buses, Louise Cheeseman, retires on December 15 2023.

Clare Mann joins from South Western Railway, and will be responsible for ensuring TfL’s directly operated and contracted services and operations are planned and managed effectively to provide a safe, efficient, reliable and high-quality service to customers.

The role will see her lead the planning and delivery of services on the Tube, Elizabeth line, London Overground and Docklands Light Railway as well the bus and tram networks, cable car and Santander Cycle Hire. She will also have responsibility for the management of TfL roads and road infrastructure, policing and security of the transport network and TfL’s regulation of the taxi and private hire industry.

Ms Mann returns to TfL after three years at South Western Rail after serving as Director of Bus Operations between 2017 and 2021, where she was responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the capital’s 9,200-strong bus fleet.

“I am passionate about delivering an excellent customer experience across all of TfL’s varied and vital services and helping TfL and London to prosper,” she said. “I look forward to meeting and working with all of the colleagues who work so hard every day to provide Londoners and millions of visitors with the seamless and reliable services that London is renowned for around the world. I would like to thank the incredible team at South Western Railway for all their support over the last three years and am proud of all we have achieved together.”

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