200 New Routemaster buses (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4566
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How much is it going to cost to buy the 200 buses?

Answer

Answer for 200 New Routemaster buses (4)

Answer for 200 New Routemaster buses (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is no final cost yet as TfL Board approval of the 200 vehicles includes negotiating a contract variation with Wrightbus. I anticipate the unit cost being in line with the existing batch, however, which would be a very good deal for London as the extra 200 will include the more expensive low-emission Euro VI engine, no uplift for inflation and potential enhancements that become available with later batches of vehicles produced.