Streets, roads and pavements

Bus lane enforcement

Bus lane enforcement restricts access to some streets in York.

Restrictions will normally apply:

  • to all motor vehicles, other than buses
  • 24 hours a day 7 days a week

The nature of restrictions at any location where a bus lane is in place will always be made clear with signs.

Enforcement is carried out by automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, which pick up vehicle number plate details. Software checks the number plate against the registration details of permitted vehicles.

The restrictions do not apply to pedal cycles.

Bus lanes are currently being enforced by ANPR at the following locations in York:

Penalty Charge Notices

New schemes will normally be implemented in a phased manner, to allow motorists time to adjust to restrictions.

However, if you enter a bus lane which is enforced by ANPR, you may be issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN).

If you receive a PCN after entering a bus lane, you should follow the instructions on the notice which will include:

  • full instructions on what to do next
  • how and where to pay
  • who to contact and how to appeal

Pay or appeal a Penalty Charge Notice

Using our online service, you can:

  • pay for a PCN
  • find out more information about the contravention and the PCN issued to you
  • view photographs taken of the vehicle
  • submit an appeal

Please note: You will need your PCN Number and Vehicle Registration Number in order to use the online service.

Bus lane enforcement signage

To advise motorists of restrictions bus lanes will be marked by signs, which will include:

  • permanent regulatory signage
  • advance information signs

Signs will also include details of any local variations such as:

  • vehicle exemptions, such as taxis
  • alternate timeframes for bus lanes, if they are not enforced at all times

All signs will be fully compliant with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions which came into force in April 2016.

Also see

Traffic Management Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 551550