Articulated Bus Routes

MQT on 2011-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2011
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Did bus companies that owned/leased 'bendy-buses' absorb the cost of TfL decommissioning them at your instruction, or has the cost of deecommissioning been absorbed by fare increases?


Answer for Articulated Bus Routes

Answer for Articulated Bus Routes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The bus operators procure their own buses in relation to the route tenders they win and then release or reallocate them in relation to routes they no longer operate or for which a different type of vehicle is required. The operators are therefore disposing of all the articulated vehicles, the majority of which have, or will be, released at the contract end. TfL has therefore not incurred any costs in respect of the disposal of these vehicles.

TfL is still in negotiation over some of the contracts on which articulated vehicles will need to be replaced before their termination date.