343 Bus

MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Local councillors have raised complaints about buses on the 343 route speeding in the Southwark 20mph zone. Speeding has been a frequent and common complaint at various points on this route and it seems that things are not improving. Please advise what further action TfL will be taking to tackle this.


Answer for 343 Bus

Answer for 343 Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has ensured that the operator has robust systems in place to ensure drivers keep to the speed limit at all times. Abellio, who operate the 343, have produced driver guides to ensure staff are aware of the locations of 20mph zones. This has been followed up with speed monitoring, including by the Police. Abellio has made clear to TfL that they take road safety extremely seriously.