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Bus lane enforcement

Enforcement cameras will be in action on parts of Market Street, Church Street and Corporation Street from 1 May 2022.

Across many other towns and cities in the UK, bus gate enforcement has been introduced to improve public transport journey times and reliability of services for passengers, as well as to boost safety and ensure that emergency vehicles and taxis maintain access to key areas.  

 

Restrictions

Cameras will enforce restrictions from 1 May 2022 on:

Roads

  • Market Street from West Street to Church Street
  • Church Street from Market Street to Corporation Street
  • Corporation Street from Church Street to West Street

Operation times

Restrictions will apply between 10.30am to 6.00pm daily.

Vehicles

Vehicles that can use bus lanes:

  • Buses
  • Taxis (both Hackney and private hire). The licence plate must be displayed to drive within bus lanes
  • Authorised vehicles
  • Emergency vehicles

Access for delivery vehicles

Access into the restricted area is permitted during the hours of 6.00pm and 10.30am. This will continue and there are currently no proposals to alter this arrangement.

Enforcement

Enforcement will be carried out by Department of Transport approved cameras. Software checks the number plate against the registration details of permitted vehicles.

If you are caught entering, stopping or driving in bus lanes during hours of operation, you will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for £60. This will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If the charge is not paid after 28 days it will increase to £90.

If you receive a PCN, full instructions on what to do next, who to contact, and how pay or appeal are included on the notice.