New Routemaster - fare evasion

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How much revenue does TfL estimate is lost through passengers boarding the New Routemaster Bus via the rear entrances to evade fares? What plans does TfL have to target this fare evasion?


Answer for New Routemaster - fare evasion

Answer for New Routemaster - fare evasion

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The most recent quarterly fare evasion figures (October to December 2014) found that the fare evasion rate for the New Routemasters was broadly the same as other high volume routes on the network. The overall rate for fare evasion on the network remains at an historical low of 1.1 per cent, meaning overall lost revenue on the whole network remains at circa £20m a year.  

TfL will continue to keep this under review and will deploy officers on an intelligence-led basis and focus efforts on specific evasion issues as they arise.