Green Buses (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1596
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many double decker buses currently operate in London? How many of these are 'green buses'?

Answer

Answer for Green Buses (1)

Answer for Green Buses (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are currently 6,056 double deck buses in the fleet, of which around 55 per cent are of Euro 4 engine generation or better and of which more than 40 per cent are fitted with diesel particulate filters. Of the overall total, 416 are diesel-electric hybrids.

By the end of 2015, TfL anticipates all remaining Euro 3 engine buses will have been fitted with selective catalytic reduction equipment to ensure the entire fleet becomes compliant with the Euro 4 engine emissions standard for NOx and particulate matter.

By the end of 2016, there will be also 1,600 hybrid buses in the fleet including 600 New Bus for London vehicles contributing to greater reductions of exhaust emissions from the fleet.