London Buses

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London Buses is the subsidiary of Transport for London (TfL) that manages bus services within Greater London, UK. Buses are required to carry similar red colour schemes and conform to the same fare scheme. All services are provided by private sector operators.

Overview

Transport for London's key areas of direct responsibility through London Buses are the following:
  • planning bus routes
  • specifying service levels
  • monitoring service quality
  • management of bus stations and bus stops
  • assistance in 'on ground' set up of diversions, bus driver assistance in sitations over and above job requirements, for example Road Accidents
  • providing information for passengers in the form of timetables and maps at bus stops and online, and an online route planning service
  • producing leaflet maps, available from Travel Information Centres, libraries etc., and as online downloads.
  • operating CentreComm London Buses 24hour Command and Control centre based in Southwark


Bus operations

All bus operations are undertaken under a tendering system in which operators bid for routes in return for a set price per route operated. Bus routes run for approximately 5 years before being re-tendered. Routes are set up, controlled and tendered out by TfL and they provide day to day assistance via CentreComm which coordinates a large scale network of Network Traffic Controllers to help with any traffic issues that may occur.Operators provide staff to drive the buses,...
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