London Buses

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4331
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is there still a requirement for London buses to be predominantly red? If so why do some uses now carry adverts in various colours that cover the entire bus?

Answer

Answer for London Buses

Answer for London Buses

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. There is no change to the requirement that virtually all buses in the fleet must have the iconic red livery with white roofs - a popular symbol of London and its bus network.

Within the commercial agreement with advertising agent Exterion, up to 150 buses can be wrapped in overall advertising. This represents less than two per cent of the active fleet.