Bus Fires

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many bus fires have been recorded since 2000, and can you a) provide a year-by-year and route breakdown and b) a breakdown by vehicle type?


Answer for Bus Fires

Answer for Bus Fires

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The following statistics were recorded from notifications of bus fires, and exclude arson. TfL is unable to provide a route by route breakdown. All incidents were investigated for cause and, where necessary, action taken. Prior to 2002 TfL did not hold these records. 2002 (5) Double deckers: 3 Single deckers: 1 Articulated buses: 1

2003 (22) Double deckers: 15 Single deckers: 5 Articulated buses: 1 Routemasters: 1

2004 (22) Double deckers: 19 Single deckers: 1 Articulated buses: 2

2005 (7) Double deckers: 5 Single deckers: 1 Articulated buses: 1

2006 (15) Double deckers: 13 Single deckers: 2 Articulated buses: 0