Route 113

Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to London Buses Limited

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Dear London Buses Limited,

Just to ask will the Route ever get Hybrid buses and if so when.

Yours faithfully,


FOI, London Buses Limited

Dear Thomas

Thank you for your email. Your query has been passed to our customer service team who will respond to you shortly.

Kind regards
Emma Flint
Information Access Adviser
Transport for London

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London Buses Limited


Ref: 6464701

22 March 2016

Dear Thomas

Thanks for your email which was passed to us on 7 March about the
possibility of hybrid buses on route 113.

Each year around 700 new buses enter the fleet and allocation depends on
the successful outcome of negotiations. We do not keep vehicles in the
fleet beyond a normal operating life of up to 14 years (except classic
Routemasters) and these tend to be replaced by new buses. The newest buses
entering the fleet meet the Euro VI engine standard and most of these are
also hybrid.

The new Euro VI buses, with or without hybrid technology, are by far the
cleanest in the fleet for oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter. We
are also increasing the number of all electric vehicles as fast as this
technology allows and these are zero emission at tailpipe. We continue to
operate a small fleet of hydrogen fuel-cell buses which are an alternative
zero-tailpipe-emission technology. So, it is a case of wait and see for
everyone, but with even cleaner options than hybrid becoming available.

I trust that this information is useful to you.

Thanks again for contacting us. If there’s anything else we can help you
with, please reply to this email. Alternatively, you can speak to one of
our Customer Service Advisers on 0343 222 1234 who’ll be happy to help.

Kind regards

Alison Hayes

Customer Service Adviser
Transport for London Customer Services

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