TfL 'Beat the Heat' plan

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


Did TfL publish a 'Beat the Heat' plan for public transport users this year as in previous years and if so did this include advice for New Bus for London passengers about how to cope with the high temperatures they might encounter on those vehicles?


Answer for TfL 'Beat the Heat' plan

Answer for TfL 'Beat the Heat' plan

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's 'Beat the Heat' campaign aims to tackle the increased summer temperatures on London Underground. The campaign was launched on 13 July and reminds customers to stay hydrated when travelling and to carry a bottle of water.

TfL has partnered with Danone Waters UK to distribute 250,000 bottles of free water at major interchange stations. This activity is supported by jointly branded messaging on posters, radio, in press advertisements and on social media.   As the nature of bus travel tends to involve short trips between stops, TfL does not advocate putting up posters or signs. Forecast weather can easily change and lead to the information being out of date or misleading. Automated announcements can be set up at very short notice and I will ask TfL to consider this for similar situations in the future.