Lowest revenue bus routes

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Dear Transport for London,

Please could you send a spreadsheet or otherwise pdf list of the 150 lowest revenue-generating bus routes (not including school routes or special mobility services) that are currently in operation. If possible, can this list be calculated from the most recent financial period before COVID.

Thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Kieran

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kieran

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1907-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 21 December 2020 asking for
information about the lowest revenue bus routes.

 

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M Clary left an annotation ()

"Lowest revenue routes" is not a helpful thing to ask for on its own. "Lowest revenue per bus km" or "lowest revenue as percentage of contract price" would be more informative.

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Dear Mr Kieran

 

Our Ref:         FOI-1907-2021

 

Thank you for your request received on 21 December 2020 asking for
information about the lowest revenue bus routes.

 

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.

 

We publish information on all non-school and mobility routes on our
website. The routes with lowest ridership would be the lowest
revenue-generating bus routes:

 

[1]https://tfl.gov.uk/cdn/static/cms/docume...

 

The list below is the 150 lowest revenue-generating daytime bus routes
(excluding school buses) for the for week period 12 2019/20 (late February
/ early March 2020), which is the one before the impact of Covid-19.

 

Let me know if you need any clarification.

 

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M Clary left an annotation ()

What a surprise. Routes with few buses generate the least revenue. Did the question have to be taken quite so literally? Putting bus km (say) alongside would surely have been easy and would have added so much more value to the answer.