Conductors on New Routemasters (4)

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Papers for the TfL Finance and Policy Committee on 14 October 2014 said that routes that are converted to new bus for London routes "will run entirely as One Person Operated (OPO)." Is this also the policy for when bus contracts ends and new tenders are offered?


Answer for Conductors on New Routemasters (4)

Answer for Conductors on New Routemasters (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

If a route was previously identified as suitable for one-person operation and its passenger requirements remain unchanged, it is likely to remain a one-person operated route when the contract comes up for renewal. The future requirements of other routes, including those in two-person operation, will be considered on their merits at the time of contract renewal.