Temperature on New Routemasters (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2420
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

TfL have said that, "The air cooling system on double deck buses in the fleet is thermostatically controlled". Can you confirm what temperature the air cooling systems are supposed to maintain throughout the year?

Answer

Answer for Temperature on New Routemasters (1)

Answer for Temperature on New Routemasters (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The air-cooling system is activated in relation to temperature but it is not air conditioning. There is not a fixed temperature that is supposed to be achieved.

The system is triggered into operation when the internal saloon temperature reaches 21 degrees Celsius and delivers cooled air into the upper deck to make travelling conditions more comfortable by reducing ambient temperature.