CityMapper bus

Benny Mac made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,
Can you tell me if CityMapper have applied to run bus routes in your area.If so,which routes?when?Also if they have been refused permission to run certain routes and the reasons they have been refused permission to run certain routes?

Yours faithfully,

Benny Mac

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Mac

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0286-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 9 May
2017 asking for information about a CityMapper bus.

 

Your request will be processed by the Greater London Authority, TfL and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Mr Mac

 

TfL Ref: FOI-0286-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 9 May
2017 asking for information about a CityMapper bus.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

Citymapper have not applied to run any bus routes under London Service
Permits (LSPs). However, Impact Group Ltd, operating on behalf of
Citymapper, have applied to operate two routes, CM1 and CM2. Full details
of the proposed routes are in the public domain and can be accessed here:
[1]http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lsp-bulletin.pdf

 

The application for route CM1 has been refused, and the application for
route CM2 is still being considered. The reasons for refusing the route
CM1 application were as follows:

 

·         The proposed service would operate in a congested area which is
well served by existing public transport, walking and cycling options and
where there have been efforts to reduce congestion including by limiting
the frequencies of TfL’s own bus services to accommodate the major road
scheme at Bank junction.

 

·         The proposed service would cause delay and inconvenience to
other road users in London including pedestrians and cyclists as a
consequence of the proposed service’s impact on congestion.

 

·         The proposed service is likely to cause confusion to passengers
by the service’s use of a ticketing regime which is similar to TfL’s in
terms of fare levels and payment methods but will not count towards the
calculation of a passenger’s daily fare cap.

 

·         The grant of the London Service Permit for a service which
relies on demand responsive technology is premature in light of the
proposed review of the Mayoral Guidance to address the issues such
technology raises. Any proposed changes will be subject to a formal public
consultation – likely in the autumn. The current version of the mayoral
guidance can be found here:
[2]http://content.tfl.gov.uk/lsp-guidance-d...

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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