New Routemasters

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2236
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you have any anxieties whatsoever about revenue protection issues on the new routemaster buses where they have no conductor?

Answer

Answer for New Routemasters

Answer for New Routemasters

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The latest surveys showed that the fare evasion rate on New Routemaster buses is approx 1.3 per cent which was in line with the network as a whole which averages at 1.2 per cent.  Surveys incorporated New Routemaster buses operating in both crew and driver only modes.

TfL will continue to deploy staff on an intelligence-led basis to combat fare evasion.