London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, is being awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, for services to transport and the community.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said:
“Sir Peter Hendy richly deserves this honour. He has shown outstanding leadership as London’s Transport Commissioner, including overseeing the largest ever investment programme in the capital’s transport network and record breaking passenger numbers.
"He also led the successful operation of the transport network for the London 2012 Games, demonstrating to the world that London is the best city to live, work, visit and invest in."
London Underground’s Chief Operating Officer, Howard Collins becomes an OBE for services to the London 2012 Games and the London Underground.
Bus Service Controller, Nana Nyarko, becomes an MBE for services to London Buses following his outstanding bravery and commitment to colleagues and customers during the public disorder of August 2011.