New Bus for London (2)

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2012-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0009
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

What are the accident and injury figures to date in relation to the new bus?

Answer

Answer for New Bus for London (2)

Answer for New Bus for London (2)

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

I'm pleased to say that there have been only two very minor collisions, both linked to the actions of other motorists, and an alighting incident involving an over-exuberant youth - none of which resulted in any reported injuries.

This number is exceptionally low when the busy nature of this central London route and the sheer scale of public interest are considered. The presence of the second crew member has undoubtedly helped ensure passengers board and alight safely.