New Bus for London overheating (3)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will TfL undertake to fit thermometers to the upper deck of New Bus for London vehicles which alert the driver to heat levels which could have potential health impacts for passengers?


Answer for New Bus for London overheating (3)

Answer for New Bus for London overheating (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL is undertaking a trial of heat sensors on buses to help monitor upper-saloon temperatures on double-deck buses. These do not provide real-time information as the sensor stores the data for downloading. If the information and technology prove reliable, more sensors will be rolled out and there will hopefully be opportunities to look at options for live information.  The trial is intended to complement assurance checks that TfL already conducts each summer to ensure air cooling systems are working properly on different types of double-deck vehicles. It is also being used to monitor the effect of heat-reducing technology on buses such as solar film on windows.