Cost of Conductors

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Bus conductors are still employed on the Routemaster 'Heritage' routes 9 and 15. What is the total annual cost of employing each conductor including on-costs? How many Routemasters are in service on these routes, how many conductors are currently employed to work on them, and what are the hours of operation?


Answer for Cost of Conductors

Answer for Cost of Conductors

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A total of 24 conductors are allocated to the Heritage routes and the conductor employment costs are £590,000 per annum. There is a peak vehicle requirement of 10 Heritage Routemasters, five on each route. The Routemasters supplement the modern accessible vehicles over parts of routes 9 and 15 in Central London and run between 09.30 and 18.30 daily.