Bus Costs

MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the cost of a standard hybrid diesel-electric double decker bus; the cost of your new Routemaster double decker diesel-electric double decker bus; and the cost of the new the all-electric double decker bus currently being trialled in London?


Answer for Bus Costs

Answer for Bus Costs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Most buses in London are purchased by private bus operators and unit costs vary significantly with the number of vehicles purchased at commercial group level as well as with the type of ancillary equipment fitted to each bus.

TfL, however, estimates that a standard hybrid diesel-electric double-deck bus is in the region of £300,000. The latest New Routemaster with Euro VI engine costs £349,500.

There is no capital cost for London's first five pure-electric double deck buses on route 98 as these are being introduced as part of a lease agreement with the manufacturer BYD.