Bus Data (1)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


TfL publish "bus stop arrivals" data on its website (http://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/buses-performance-data#on-this-page-5) for the routes which happen to be operated by New Routemasters. Why is this and when are you planning to publish data for every single bus route in London?


Answer for Bus Data (1)

Answer for Bus Data (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The link you refer to is a weekly post-event record of when buses actually arrived at bus stops for specific routes. This is being published as part of a transparency project sponsored under the Year of the Bus initiative.

At this stage, the service is a trial and uses technology that is not scalable or expandable to the 675 routes currently operating. TfL is continuing to investigate the best way to make this data available for the entire network but, at this stage, there is no forecast date for expanding the roll-out beyond the current scope of new New Routemaster routes. The trial therefore uses the New Routemaster routes.

So far, public use of this data is relatively low with fewer than 30 downloads a month.