Older Buses and collisions Syon Lane, Isleworth

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4215
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A constituent has asked can you provide a reassurance that mechanical fault or operations and maintenance failures did not play a role in the recent collision between two buses in Syon Lane, on October 24th?

Answer

Answer for Older Buses and collisions Syon Lane, Isleworth

Answer for Older Buses and collisions Syon Lane, Isleworth

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London has one youngest and best quality fleets in the UK by virtue of the way vehicles are replaced or refurbished, inspected before each driver shift, maintained every four to six weeks and independently checked.

At this stage of the investigation into the collision involving H28 and 237 buses on October 24 both operators have been able to rule out mechanical failure as a causal factor. Because of the good practices mentioned, maintenance is very seldom a contributory factor to incidents.