Hammersmith Bridge (2)

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What has been the total cost to date to TfL of deploying wardens on the Hammersmith Bridge to enforce the single bus rule?


Answer for Hammersmith Bridge (2)

Answer for Hammersmith Bridge (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The cost of supervising bus movements over Hammersmith Bridge to ensure the public remains safe and weight restrictions are adhered to has been £284,000 to date.

Transport for London (TfL) has brought ongoing costs down through more efficient deployment arrangements. However, to find an equally safe but more cost-effective solution, TfL is now trialling an automated solution using the bus location system, iBus. Selective-vehicle detection will spot buses as they approach and allow vehicles to cross one way, one at a time. It is anticipated the system will be able to control the barriers at each end and negate the need to have staff on the bridge.