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Streets, roads and pavements

Bus lane enforcement

There is no access for vehicles (other than buses) in some bus lanes, in York.

In restricted areas:

  • street signs make the nature of restrictions clear
  • restrictions apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • cameras use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) to check registration information against details of permitted vehicles
  • the restrictions don't apply to pedal cycles

New bus lane restrictions are implemented in a phased manner, to allow motorists time to adjust to restrictions.

Penalties for entering restricted bus lanes

If you enter a restricted bus lane, which is enforced by ANPR, you may be issued with a fine, also known as a 'penalty charge notice' or PCN.

If you receive a PCN after entering a bus lane, full instructions on what to do next, who to contact, and how pay or appeal are included on the notice - do not contact the Traffic Management Team; they're unable to assist with such enquiries.

Pay or appeal a bus lane PCN online

You'll need your PCN Number and Vehicle Registration Number to use the online service.

Bus lane signage

To advise motorists of restrictions, bus lanes are marked by permanent regulatory signage and advance information signs. Bus lane signs also include details of local variations, such as:

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

All signs are fully compliant with The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions, 2016.

Also see

Bus Lane Enforcement Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01604 625640