Operational cost breakdown of Heritage Route 9 & 15

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Dear Transport for London,

Referring to the recent comment made by TfL's head of consultation on the proposal to remove all AEC Routemasters from the Heritage Number 9 bus route ("...because it costs more than £1m a year to operate, owing in large part to the upkeep of the 60-year-old buses"), could you please provide me with a breakdown of operational costs of these Routemasters. If possible, could the breakdown of cost please differentiate between the two Heritage routes.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Brown

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Brown

TfL Ref: 2269-1314

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 17 February 2014.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.

A response will be provided to you by 17 March 2014.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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freddrick london left an annotation ()

Please ask for the operational costs of the 9 and the 15 ordinary services as well the fare revenue for the heritage routes.

Mr Brown left an annotation ()

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Brown

 

TfL Ref: 2269-1314

 

Thank you for your email received by us on 17 February 2014 asking for an
operational cost breakdown of Heritage bus routes 9 and 15.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 
Unfortunately, we do not hold the information you have requested on the
actual maintenance costs of these vehicles because this is undertaken by
our contracted bus operators. Nevertheless, labour would make up the
principal cost of operating such routes. If you would like to contact
First London West (Heritage route 9) and East London, a subsidiary of
Stagecoach (Heritage route 15), please refer to their websites below:

 

[1]http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus

 

[2]http://www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefaul...

 

Please note that as private companies these operators are not subject to
the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and therefore are not
obliged to provide the information you require.

 

We awarded contracts for Heritage bus routes 9 and 15 at the annual prices
of £1,123,318 and £1,155,328 respectively, as detailed on our website at:

 

[3]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/businessandpar...

 

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

 

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

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