Transport for London

How do you get Pikachu on a bus?

You poke him on!

By bus of course…

When the elephant stars of the National Theatre production, The Elephantom, needed to get from their original home at The Shed on the South Bank to their West End venue at the New London Theatre on Drury Lane, they contacted us for travel advice.

As part of the Year of the Bus celebrations, we suggested they travel by bus and given their size only an open top version would do!

‘In London people make more than 2.3 billion bus journeys a year – more than are made in the rest of England. This year will see a richly-deserved celebration of the humble bus from its origins in the 19th century to today, and also look at what the future holds for this crucial part of London’s transport network.’

Leon Daniels, Managing Director for Transport for London Surface Transport

The London Buses network directly employs 24,500 bus drivers and tens of thousands more in supporting roles.

Robert Elms from BBC London radio talks to Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, Transport for London about what it’s like to be responsible for the most used public transport mode in London and the UK’s largest bus service.

The London Buses network is the most accessible in the world and a vital service for older and disabled passengers.

All 8,600 buses are fitted with ramps that are checked each day before a bus enters passenger service.

71% of bus stops are wheelchair accessible and we have committed an extra £18 million to ensure this figure increases to 95% by 2016.