Outdated & superseded London Bus and New Routemaster specifications
Request ID: FOI-2180-2021
Date published: 26 February 2021
Can you release outdated and superseded versions of the London Bus specification from 2011 to present day?
Can you release the specification for the bodywork exterior and interior (flooring, seating & colours) of the New Routemaster, Enviro400 City (as used for routes 20, 26, 78, 133, 333 & 388) and SRM (as used for routes 37 & 183).
TfL Ref 2180-2021
Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 27 January 2021 asking for information about old bus specifications.
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked:
- Can you release outdated and superseded versions of the London Bus specification from 2011 to present day?
2. Can you release the specification for the bodywork exterior and interior (flooring, seating & colours) of the New Routemaster, Enviro400 City (as used for routes 20, 26, 78, 133, 333 & 388) and SRM (as used for routes 37 & 183).
Please see attached the following Bus Vehicle Specifications (BVS) as requested. Please note the attachments will be sent to you over several emails due to their size.
- BVS Version 2 2013
- BVS Version 1 December 2018 and BVS attachments December 2018 (combined document)
- BVS Version 1.1 May 2019
- BVS attachments May 2019
- BVS Version 2.0 March 2020
- BVS attachments March 2020
- BVS Version 2.0 July 2020
- BVS attachments July 2020
- BVS Version 2.1 December 2020
- BVS attachments December 2020
- NRM specification (updated 2013)
We don’t have separate requirements for interior and exterior bodywork. Individual operator colour schemes and corporate branding is down to the individual bus operators. The current information we hold on this is included in the most recent bus specification version and BVS attachments (December 2020) also attached. The only other document which is specific to a vehicle type is the NRM which we have provided from 2013. All other buses including the SRMs or Enviro400 City’s would need to comply with the details of the current generic bus vehicle bus specification.
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