New Routemasters (2)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the decision to run many of the New Routemasters as One Person Operated what evaluation is Transport for London conducting on the levels of fare evasion on these buses.


Answer for New Routemasters (2)

Answer for New Routemasters (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Fare evasion on London Buses is monitored via a continuous survey, which is reported upon quarterly. 

The rolling 12 month average fare evasion rate across London's buses has consistently been around 1.1 per cent for the past 24 months. Fare evasion across the network has fallen significantly since 2007 from a rate of 3.5 per cent.

We are conducting survey work to establish and monitor the levels of fare evasion on New Routemasters. Early indications show fare evasion rates for New Routemasters to be broadly in line with those generally seen on comparable routes on the network.