New Routemasters (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3556
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please provide an update on the number of New Routemasters which have been internationally sold abroad by Wrightbus Ltd?  Do you expect any sales of the existing vehicles operating in London, or newly manufactured buses to be sold abroad by 2016?

Answer

Answer for New Routemasters (3)

Answer for New Routemasters (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

No external order has yet been placed. The bus continues to take part in demonstrations in the UK; one bus is currently visiting Leeds and two others are being demonstrated in Dundee. Work continues to promote British technology and manufacturing excellence abroad at no cost to TfL.

Its high profile overseas can only benefit the British bus industry in marketing and public awareness terms. TfL has no plans to sell the existing vehicles operating in London.