Bus blinds

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Neither your answer to my question 3256/2013 nor your answer to my question 3257/2013, nor indeed your answer to my colleague Navin Shah, number 3231/2013 made any attempt to answer my actual questions about the new 'white on black' bus blinds, which I have continued to see appearing on more and more buses, apparently at random. So I ask again:

1.    How are buses selected for installation of the new blinds?

2.    How much has this change cost to date and what will the final cost of changing all the bus blinds in London be?

And additionally

3.    How many buses out of the existing fleet have now had their bus blinds changed to the new ones?


Answer for Bus blinds

Answer for Bus blinds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

1.    Blinds are only being introduced with new vehicles and to those where the blinds have become life expired and are due to be refurbished.

2.    For these reasons no additional cost has been incurred.

3.    TfL estimates that a few hundred buses now have black and white blinds out of a fleet of around 8,700.