Bus shelters

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


What are TfL's policy and service standards for the repair and maintenance of Bus shelters? .


Answer for Bus shelters

Answer for Bus shelters

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

All shelters are cleaned at least fortnightly. Shelters with solid roofs have them deep-cleaned twice a year (clear glazed roofs have theirs cleaned as part of the normal fortnightly cycle). In addition, there is an rapid response for the removal of offensive or extensive graffiti or flyposting. All cleaning materials used are selected so as to minimise any adverse environmental effects.Routine repairs are carried out within 3 days of damage being reported. Plastic materials are used for glazing only where glass is broken persistently, as plastic is less satisfactory as glazing material, though more durable. Lighting is controlled by photo-cells, thereby restricting electricity use to the times when it is needed. London Buses are rolling out solar-powered lighting to approximately 300 shelters where it is uneconomic or impracticable to install mains power. This is due to be completed by March this year.Bus stops are designed so that the majority of their parts can be reused / recycled, and shelters that have to be removed are either reused elsewhere or have their parts used for repairs .