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Buses, London

Volume 205: debated on Monday 9 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much capital investment has been made in London Buses Ltd. in 1991–92.

Capital investment in London Buses Ltd. is expected to reach £38 million in 1991–92, an increase of £10 million over the previous year. Of this, some £24 million will be spent on purchasing almost 300 new buses.


To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many double-decker buses, how many hoppa buses and how many buses of other types are currently licensed for use in the metropolis; and if he will make a statement.

London Buses Ltd.'s vehicle fleet is made up as follows: 3,705 double-deckers, 991 midibuses and 154 single deckers and coaches. There are vehicles other than those owned by London Buses Ltd. which operate bus services in London: for example, vehicles owned by private bus operators running services under contract to London Transport or on London local service licences. Information on the number and types of those vehicles is not held centrally.