Access to buses

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0050
Question By: 
Graham Tope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

At MQT in November I asked the Mayor about restrictions on carrying buggies on buses, his answer contradicts the advice given by many drivers that it is a TfL requirement to limit the number of open buggies on buses, will you undertake to publicly issue definitive guidance to all bus companies, their drivers and to organizations representing parents? .

Answer

Answer for Access to buses

Answer for Access to buses

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL impose no specific limit on the number of buggies which can carried unfolded on buses. The guidelines require drivers to use their discretion when refusing to allow people with buggies onto the bus. It is anticipated that this should only be done when absolutely necessary. TfL is currently considering the best way of making this clear to both drivers and passengers. .