Bendy Buses

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0489
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

Are bendy-buses a success?

Answer

Answer for Bendy Buses

Answer for Bendy Buses

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

I believe so, yes. Bendy buses are used on twelve of the very busiest routes and have played their part in enabling ever larger numbers of people to travel by bus in London. As with all our services we keep them under review.

Bendy buses:

- have a greater carrying capacity than any other bus used in London, reducing instances of passengers not being able to board the first bus to arrive; - spend less time at busy stops than double-deck buses; - have more seats in the step-free area of the bus.