Lost TfL revenue

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will you detail the amount of TfL revenue lost from fare evasion on (i) articulated and (ii) double decker buses in 2006?


Answer for Lost TfL revenue

Answer for Lost TfL revenue

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Revenue loss in 2006 on articulated buses was around £8 million, and on double deck buses this was £22 million. TfL is tackling fare evasion on articulated buses through: · Joint plain-clothes working with the police.

· Refinement of the analysis of fare evasion data to more accurately target Revenue Protection Inspectors to areas of known fare evasion.

· Trial work with drivers providing ticketing reminder messages.

· Development of additional measures including a further increase in the penalty fare, reassessment of irregularity sanctions (i.e. to determine which irregularities result in penalty fares and which in prosecution), stronger long term marketing and communication campaigns, improved vehicle signage, and improved driver ticket/pass checking.

· Objective assessment of the proposals will be made to measure behavioural impacts and assess the need for further initiatives, based on market research, UK and worldwide operational experience and assessment of the London operating environment.