Transport For London reveals 57 staff have been killed by Covid

Transport for London has revealed that 57 of its staff have been killed by coronavirus including 42 bus workers and eight Tube and rail staff. 

The news comes after RMT - National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers - announced that at least three TfL workers died with Covid in recent days.   

Some 42 bus workers have died over the course of the pandemic alongside eight Tube and rail workers, three from head office and four in partner organisations, according to the Evening Standard's Health Editor, Ross Lydall. 

During the peak of the pandemic, eight London bus drivers died after contracting the virus in just three days. 

London's Transport Commissioner Andy Byford said: 'I am determined we as an organisation continue to play our part in the national effort to beat coronavirus. 

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Emeka Nyack Ihenacho was a bus driver in Holloway, but died with Covid-19, his mother said he had complained about the conditions he had to work under

Emeka Nyack Ihenacho was a bus driver in Holloway, but died with Covid-19, his mother said he had complained about the conditions he had to work under

Bus driver and church deacon Kenneth Yeboah died from coronavirus on Apirl 1

Bus driver and church deacon Kenneth Yeboah died from coronavirus on Apirl 1

'Our heroic frontline staff and colleagues across the transport industry are the beating heart of London and have kept this great city moving through one of the most challenging periods in its history and helped ensure life-saving critical workers were able to do their jobs.'  

Current safety measures on buses include additional cleaning substances and disinfectants that protect for up to 30 days, more frequent cleaning. 

TfL also added an extra layer of protection to the clear screen that separates bus drivers from passengers and discourage passengers from sitting near the driver with signs.   

Middle-door only boarding was temporarily rolled out across the bus network to enable better social distancing. 

TfL has updated its death in service policy so that travel passes for a friend, partner or relative living at the same address as an employee are extended for six months after their death.

London bus driver Mervyn Kennedy, (pictured) 67, died from Covid-19 in April. His devastated family blamed a 'lack of personal protective equipment'

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London bus driver Mervyn Kennedy, (pictured) 67, died from Covid-19 in April. His devastated family blamed a 'lack of personal protective equipment'

'I think that's entirely legitimate,' Mr Byford said. 'They've made the ultimate sacrifice, this is the very least that we can do for wonderful people who through no fault of their own were exposed to this deadly and awful virus.'

During the peak of the pandemic, eight

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