TfL permits emergency services to use bus lanes when not on blue-light journeys

Ambulances, police and fire vehicles across London are being given access to bus lanes on the capital’s main arterial roads while on duty, even when not dealing with an emergency. This follows a successful trial with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust that saw fewer missed appointments, and no negative impact on bus journey times. […]

Bus gets a ticket for driving in bus lane

A bus company in Yorkshire has been fined after one of its buses was captured picking up passengers at a bus stop. The BBC reports that the single-decker Connexions bus, which operates in West and North Yorkshire, was said to have driven in a bus lane on York Road in Leeds in October. It quotes […]

24-hour bus lanes trial in London set to become permanent as bus journey times improve

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it intends to make its trial of 24-hour bus lanes permanent, after a trial found that extending bus lane hours on London’s busiest roads cut journey times and helped reliability. Improvements in bus journey times were particularly noticeable in central and inner London, especially in both the mornings […]

Northants proposing bus lane “crack down”

Enforcement officials in Northamptonshire are pledging to crack down on vehicles illegally using bus lanes in order to improve journey times for bus users. The County Council proposal centres on reliable journey times for bus travel as a way of encouraging people to start using buses and reducing car volumes and congestion. The council’s Cabinet […]


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