Bus lanes - pay or challenge your penalty notice

Bus lane enforcement is used to ensure bus lanes remain clear for use by permitted vehicles.

Charges and payment

The standard Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is £70.

If payment is made within 14 days of PCN being served, the charge is reduced by 50% to £35.

If payment is made after a service of charge certificate, the charge increases by 50% to £105.

More information about paying or challenging a PCN.

Pay your Penalty Charge Notice  

Make a representation against your Penalty Charge Notice  

Permitted vehicles

Only buses and bicycles may use the bus lane. Local signs identify any other permitted vehicles.

A blue badge does not entitle you to make use of the bus lane.

You cannot park or load in a bus lane.

How we enforce bus lanes

The bus lanes will be enforced using static ANPR cameras located next to the bus lanes.

The bus lanes will be enforced during the hours of operation related to the specific bus lane. Local signs will identify hours of operation.

Enforcement on public/bank holidays

Bus lanes contraventions are enforced as normal to manage the highway network effectively.

What authority does the council have to do this?

The county council is the approved local authority for the purposes of undertaking civil enforcement of bus lane contraventions within the authority area. 

Bus lane orders are made under the Traffic Management Act of 2001.