TfL Two Reports
- Read the task in Box 1.
- Download each of the pdfs and read them. Keep these open so you can refer to them as you watch the video.
- Watch the video.
Civil Engineers at TFL need to write reports at every stage of every project; not only technical reports but reports for a non-technical audience which explain, justify and reflect on projects. The two reports in this collection are from the same project: The Oxford Street Diagonal Crossing (2010). The first, “Oxford Street East – Long Term Diversion”, was written before the project began. The aim was to convince stakeholders (in this case, the two Borough Councils; the affected residents and departments within TfL such as London Buses who were all severely affected by the diversion) that the plans were necessary and the most viable option. Only with their consent, could the traffic diversion go ahead. The second report was written after the entire project was completed: a Lessons Learned report. This report was based on a workshop where all those involved reflected on the challenges and successes of the project. This report was made available both to stakeholders and for all those working in TfL.