W12 Bus Size (1)

MQT on 2019-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2019
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In Question 2018/0812 your response states that the capacity of W12 buses at the time was 40 seats. This is incorrect. The capacity is of the Optare Solos running on this route is 21 seats. Due to the narrow residential streets it serves the W12 has always been this size, including in March last year when this answer was provided. Please explain how this flawed data was used to reduce the W12 bus service?


Answer for W12 Bus Size (1)
W12 Bus Size (1)

W12 Bus Size (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The total capacity of buses used on route W12 is 40 passengers, not 40 seats as stated in my response to Mayor's Question 2018/0812. I apologise for the error in the previous answer.

I am informed by Transport for London (TfL) that its capacity analysis for the route was based on the buses having a maximum capacity of around 35 passengers to. This allows for daily fluctuations in demand. As stated in my response to Mayor’s Question 2019/3084, TfL’s most recent analysis, using data from September 2018, identified that there remains sufficient capacity for demand on this route.