FOI request detail


Request ID: FOI-2564-2223
Date published: 23 January 2023

You asked

Can you confirm how many buses operate on TFL routes and how many buses are zero emission vehicles.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2564-2223

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 12th January 2023 asking for information about London buses.

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

Specifically you asked:

Can you confirm how many buses operate on TFL routes and how many buses are zero emission vehicles.”

I can confirm that we hold the information you require.

TfL produces an annual bus fleet audit, the latest copy of which can be found on our website here:

Table 4 on page 2 of the report provides information on emission standards. As you can see from the wording under the table, as at 31st March 2022, all 8,795 buses in the fleet are to the equivalent of Euro VI emissions standard or better, and the fleet included 807 Zero Emission buses representing 9.18% of the total. The next audit report will be published in the summer.

In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

Yours sincerely,

David Wells
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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