Sir Peter Hendy


Sir Peter Hendy has been the Chair of Network Rail since July 2015, and Chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation since July 2017.

Sir Peter was previously Commissioner of Transport for London for nearly 10 years. He started his transport career in 1975 as a London Transport graduate trainee. He is a trustee of London’s Transport Museum and of the Science Museum Group. He was knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List, having been made CBE in 2006.

Reducing Bridge Strike Risk

On average there is 5 bridge strike each day, that’s approximately 1,800 vehicles a year that strikes a bridge across the network. Most of the vehicles that hit railway bridges are Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and buses,–costing the UK taxpayer around £23m in a year. Each strike causes disruption to the general public, the economy, your customers and you the operator. They can also have a negative impact on your brand when covered by the media.

Peter and Yvonne will discuss the prevention initiatives and impact a bridge strike can cause.