Bus Speeds

MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


TfL's Quarter 3 Customer and Operational Performance Report shows that over the last year Bus Speeds have levelled out and shown a slight recovery. How do you think bus speeds will change over the coming years and what effect will that have on the number of passengers?  


Answer for Bus Speeds

Answer for Bus Speeds

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) will continue to work hard to maintain bus performance, manage congestion, and ensure bus travel remains an attractive option.

The current TfL Business Plan forecasts bus speeds to be maintained at 9.2 mph over the next five years until 2022/23. This represents a slight dip from this year's forecast, reflecting an increase in planned construction schemes.

TfL is also continuing to improve bus speeds through its Bus Priority Programme. This includes reviewing bus lane hours and using the traffic signal latest technology to give buses priority at junctions. Since April 2017, the Bus Priority Programme has delivered 137 schemes, saving around 18 bus operational hours in every morning peak.