Bus Cancellations

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0348
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would the Mayor accept that a key reason why all the buses in London were cancelled on Monday 2nd February was that, in line with TfL's policy, many bus routes now travel down residential roads that were not designed for buses? Will the Mayor look at reversing this policy?

Answer

Answer for Bus Cancellations

Answer for Bus Cancellations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Bus services were unable to operate fully on 2 February due to the extreme weather conditions.

Prior to introducing a bus to a residential road for the first time TfL undertakes a test of the route with a bus, to identify any works that would be necessary for the route to operate safely and reliably.