Bus Ticket Machines

MQT on 2006-02-21
Session date: 
February 21, 2006
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor please reveal the number of bus stops with ticket machines and the number of bus stops without on each night bus route?


Answer for Bus Ticket Machines

Answer for Bus Ticket Machines

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Currently, night bus passengers would only need to buy a ticket in advance (and so require a Roadside Ticket Machine) in the `Pay Before You Board' zone, or if the night bus service they were using were operated with an articulated bus.There are slightly over 300 bus stops in the central London `Pay Before You Board' zone, and all of them are fitted with ticket machines. Outside the zone, where night bus articulated routes run parallel to articulated day bus routes, ticket machines are available at all stops. Additionally, there are ticket machines at most bus stations.Route N29 is operated with articulated buses, and parallels its day service between Trafalgar Square and Wood Green. North of Wood Green, ticket machines are provided at the eleven busiest stops, although there are very few passengers boarding (only around 40 a night) using the N29 and paying by cash in this section. On this section of routeing, there are 55 stops in total.