Mayor answers to London
Question by Valerie Shawcross
Mayor, you have mentioned several times, I think, that you will be phasing out the bendy buses as the contracts expire, and of course at the moment the competition for the design and production of the new Routemaster has not actually started. There are six routes of the bendy bus contract which are due to lapse next summer. What would your plans be to replace those routes?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
I am looking at those contracts, Val, and I want you to know that it is my intention to begin the process of phasing out the bendy bus. We are absolutely determined to do this, I think it is what Londoners want and we will be announcing the competition for the new Routemaster.