Shocking figures revealed today show nearly 2,000 people have been either killed or seriously injured in accidents involving London buses in the last five years.

'Bus collisions and the need for transparency', a report written by Merton and Wandsworth Assembly Member Richard Tracey, reveals 1,889 people were killed or seriously injured in bus accidents.

It comes a day after a cyclist was killed in East Croydon when he was hit by a 410 bus.

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Mr Tracey (pictured) has urged Transport for London to name and shame the worst performing bus companies and routes, as well as highlighting the most affected routes.

He said: “These figures are alarming and they remain stubbornly high. Transport bosses need to urgently become more transparent around its safety figures.

"Despite persistent questioning for several months, they have not yet been able to provide borough by borough breakdowns for recent serious incidents involving their own buses.

"TfL should at once publish - in full on a quarterly basis - the number of fatal and major accidents involving buses and the worst performing bus companies and routes.

"They should also conduct and publish an immediate audit and identify particular hot spots for accidents and see what can be done to make London’s roads safer.”

Accidents involving buses (2008-2013):

2013/14: 137*

2012/13: 359

2011/12: 431

2010/11: 334

2009/10: 324

2008/9: 441