Bus service on Christmas Day

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0016
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Previous research, as referred to in a report before the TfL Surface Panel on the 22nd October 2015, confirmed that demand for a limited bus service operating on Christmas Day does exist.  Do you have any plans to consider a limited bus service for Christmas Day 2017, perhaps partly supported by sponsorship?

Answer

Answer for Bus service on Christmas Day

Answer for Bus service on Christmas Day

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are no current plans for a Christmas day service this year. There would have to be sufficient demand to make the service economic to run, but I have asked Transport for London (TfL) to review that position and discuss it with the TfL Board. The level of sponsorship that would be needed to offer a useful network of services is considerable.