Bus Route Performances

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please list in order the ten worst overcrowded bus routes at morning rush hour in London according to TfL's latest data.


Answer for Bus Route Performances

Answer for Bus Route Performances

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL plans bus services so that sufficient capacity is provided to meet the level of demand at the busiest point across the busiest hour. It plans some spare capacity in this hour to take account of surges in demand. For example, if the demand is 700 passengers across the busiest hour, it would provide 10 double decks, giving a total capacity of about 870. Therefore, all bus routes should experience similar levels of crowding in the peaks and no routes should be 'overcrowded'.

TfL therefore does not hold information in this manner; but if you believe there are any routes that are overcrowded, TfL would be happy to investigate.