Conversion of route 148 to "New Routemaster"

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1213
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The magazine of the London Omnibus Traction Society states that when bus route 148 is converted to "new routemaster" operation on 15th February 2014, it will continue to be a one person operated service. Can you confirm whether conductors will be working on this route? If so, can you explain what days/times they will be working?

Answer

Answer for Conversion of route 148 to "New Routemaster"

Answer for Conversion of route 148 to "New Routemaster"

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As I have explained previously, there is not a requirement to have a conductor on every bus at all times. 

Route 148 will operate in one-person operation for its full schedule. This was set out in a TfL press release on 19 February 2014.