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240 bus

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Andrew Dismore Andrew Dismore Labour

The 240 bus route runs through town centres, residential areas and passes many schools in Mill Hill, Edgware and Hendon. It still uses polluting Euro IV diesel buses, increasing the risk of respiratory disease (especially in younger children). A local resident in Barnet contacted TfL customer services, who seem to think that the company in charge of running this service, Metroline, has been using contractually compliant Euro VI buses. This is unfortunately not the case according to the resident and harmful pollutants continue to be emitted on a daily basis by these buses. Will you look into this and ensure these buses are up to standard?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The 240 bus route will be raised to the ultra-clean engine standard by autumn 2020.

The overall Euro VI retrofit and replacement programme is very well advanced, with 95 per cent of the fleet already at this level or better. Once we reach 100 per cent, Transport for London will be moving to a zero-tailpipe-emission fleet as quickly and economically as possible, working towards the next major milestone of 2,000 zero-tailpipe-emission buses by 2025.