London Buses - Articles and news items

Whitepaper: London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomes roll-out of ‘Cycle Safety Shield’ to Amey fleet

Whitepapers  •  15 February 2016  •  Safety Shield Systems

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, has welcomed the roll-out by a UK company of cutting edge technology to help improve road safety…

More Routemasters on London’s bus network

Industry news  •  8 February 2016  •  Charlotte Batchelor

Bus route 68 is the latest on the Transport for London (TfL) bus network to be served by New Routemaster buses..

London’s Mayor launches world-leading bus safety programme

Industry news  •  1 February 2016  •  Charlotte Batchelor

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have launched a world-leading programme to drive major improvements in safety across London’s bus network.

Passenger watchdog reveals average speed of London buses

Industry news  •  15 October 2015  •  Kate Douetil

London TravelWatch will be examining bus speeds during next Tuesday’s Policy meeting, following an analysis of TfL data, which reveals the average speed of London buses.

TfL announce two further electric bus routes for London

Industry news  •  15 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to Transport for London (TfL), 51 new buses will begin operation on two London electric bus routes in autumn 2016. The contract to operate electric routes 507 and 521 was awarded by TfL to Go Ahead following a competitive tender process. The 51 new electric buses will begin service on the capital’s second and […]

London Mayor announces next bus route to be served by new electric hybrid buses

Industry news, News  •  29 May 2013  •  TfL

The Mayor of London announced the second route in the capital to be served entirely by iconic New Bus for London vehicles…

Funding secured to expand Europe’s largest green bus fleet

Industry news, News  •  29 May 2013  •  Transport for London (TfL)

TfL has successfully bid for £5m from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Green Bus Fund…

New electric hybrid buses deliver multi-million pound savings

Industry news, News  •  3 May 2013  •  TfL

Transport for London has confirmed that the final costs for the purchase of 600 new bus for London vehicles…

Bus travel in London at 50 year high

Industry news, News  •  21 July 2012  •  Transport for London (TfL)

London Buses carried more than 2.3 billion passengers and travelled 490 million kilometres last year – the highest number in 50 years…

Mayor welcomes 200th greener, cleaner hybrid bus to London’s fleet

Industry news, News  •  25 January 2012  •  London Buses

The Mayor’s drive to achieve cleaner air for London has received a boost with the delivery of the 200th lower polluting hybrid bus…

Real time bus information now available anytime and anywhere

Industry news, News  •  17 October 2011  •  London Buses

Londoners never need to run for a bus again, with the introduction of a new up-to-the-minute bus information service…

EU funding helps secure three more hydrogen buses for London

Industry news, News  •  4 November 2010  •  Transport for London (TfL)

EU funding has enabled Transport for London (TfL) to make provision for three more hydrogen buses…

London Buses wins Low Carbon Champions Award for green buses

Industry news  •  16 July 2010  •  Transport for London (TfL)

London Buses has won the inaugural Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership’s Low Carbon Champion Award for Buses, recognising the commitment to reducing CO2 emissions…

One million extra journeys with Oyster pay as you go on National Rail

Industry news  •  15 July 2010  •  National Rail

A million extra journeys are being made each week using Oyster pay as you go on National Rail after it was extended to all 350 National Rail stations in Greater London…

Creating a new bus for 21st century London

Issue 2 2010, Past issues  •  11 May 2010  •  Mike Weston, Operations Director of London Buses, Transport for London (TfL)

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made a manifesto commitment to introduce a new bus catering for the needs and tastes of 21st century London. The new bus will draw some inspiration from the iconic Routemaster, including an open platform at the back. The design will also make use of the latest Green technologies and will satisfy the needs of London and Londoners.

A competition inviting people to submit designs for the bus ran in summer 2008. The competition was open to everyone, from individuals, community groups, school children, through to transport specialists, design studios, industrial and commercial organisations.