Cuts to Bus Mileage (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Emma Best Emma Best Conservative

Please provide a monthly breakdown of total TfL bus mileage since May 2016.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The attached table presents a summary of the total operated bus vehicle mileage across the London Buses network, by calendar month since 1 May 2016. The latest calendar month for which complete figures are available is May 2022.

The operated mileage figures presented for 2021/22 onwards are provisional and are subject to standard annual reviews. The figures for 2021/22 will be finalised later this year.

The totals are those miles contracted by Transport for London as part of the main bus network and do not include extra buses operated on behalf of the Department for Education for schools during the pandemic or extra buses, such as rail replacements.

TfL has always adjusted the network to reflect our changing city. Demand on some routes into central London has decreased since 2014, due to changing travel patterns and the availability of different public transport options in these areas.