Temperature on New Routemasters (3)

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


As part of these regular checks, can you confirm how many New Routemasters were found to have faults with their air cooling systems? Please provide figures, broken down, by month for February 2012 to June 2015.


Answer for Temperature on New Routemasters (3)

Answer for Temperature on New Routemasters (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

This year's checks show the air cooling system was working effectively on all 24 vehicles checked on June 29, on 18 of 21 vehicles checked on July 1 and on all 16 buses checked on July 2. The three vehicles where the air cooling system appeared to be providing little or no cooled air to the upper saloon were reported for maintenance checks the same day. TfL also found that the New Routemaster buses were as cool as or slightly cooler than standard double deck buses operating on the same route corridors.