Hybrid buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2705
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many hybrid buses now operating in London received subsidy from the Government’s Green Bus Fund in 2012/13 and 2013/14? How much was that subsidy? How much of that money from the Green Bus Fund went towards the New Bus for London? 

Answer

Answer for Hybrid buses

Answer for Hybrid buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The DfT website at https://www.gov.uk/search?q=Green+Bus+Fund can provide you with details of the separate tranches, awards and hybrid bus numbers. In total, this fund has contributed to around 250 hybrid buses in London. None of this money went towards New Routemasters (NRM) despite them being the cleanest double deckers in the fleet as the programme for 600 was fully funded in the TfL Business Plan.