§ 27. Ms. Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what criteria London Regional Transport decides which bus routes are to go over to driver-only operation.424W
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Decisions about the conversion of Bus routes to one-person operation are matters for the management of London Regional Transport and its operating subsidiary, London Buses Ltd. I understand that such decisions are taken within a framework which take into account both the direct financial effects and wider costs and benefits including lesser risk to crew, greater reliability and longer running and boarding times.