FOI request detail

22 bus route

Request ID: FOI-2324-1617
Date published: 15 May 2017

You asked

Please provide the most recent assessment which supports TfL's view that it will not consider the extension of the 22 bus route from Putney Common to Barnes, including any financial and economic evidence.

We answered

FOI Ref: 2324-1617
Thank you for your email received by us on 22 February 2017 asking for information about the number 22 bus route.
We have considered your request in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our Information Access Policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked:
Please provide the most recent assessment which supports TfL's view that it will not consider the extension of the 22 bus route from Putney Common to Barnes, including any financial and economic evidence.
We estimate that the total gross cost of extending the 22 from Putney Common to Barnes Pond as £940,500 per annum.
The above figure is the total cost for running the service and takes account of vehicle ownership, additional drivers, mileage costs, maintenance and engineering (including staff costs) and bus company office costs. We estimate it would require five extra peak buses, and an average of 11 extra driver duties per day.
We estimated an additional 1,120 passengers a day would travel on the network if the 22 were extended and we have calculated that the additional revenue generated if extended would be £200,700 per annum.
This means that a subsidy of £739,800 per annum would be required to run the extended service to Barnes. 2,600 passengers a day would be required to cover 50% of the costs or running the service and over 5,200 to pay the full costs of the extended 22. However we do not believe that we would generate 5,200 new passengers per day to the network if the 22 was extended.
As this is the case we are confident that extending the 22 to Barnes would not be the best use of our limited budget. However if Hammersmith Bridge has to close we will undertake another planning exercise to establish the best network to cater for displaced passengers.
If this is not the information you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Yours sincerely,
Melissa Nichols
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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