New Bus for London overheating (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2060
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Temperatures of 36 degrees and above are being recorded by passengers on the top deck of New Bus for London vehicles. Given that these temperatures could have a serious impact on the health of some passengers, shouldn't TfL be providing advice on this matter, either through posters at bus stops, signs on buses or automated announcements on the buses themselves?

Answers

Answer for New Bus for London overheating (2)
New Bus for London overheating (2)

New Bus for London overheating (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Every year TfL routinely offers hot weather travel advice. The campaign reaches Londoners travelling on all modes through posters, radio, press advertisements and via social media.

I acknowledge passenger concerns about travel comfort particularly during the short spells of exceptional temperatures. This is an issue which can affect any bus in the fleet, not just New Routemasters. Nevertheless, I have asked TfL to work with Wrightbus to look again at possible design options to improve comfort across the New Routemaster fleet.

This answer was received on 24/07/15.