Bus lane and bus gate fines

1. Overview

We use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to capture number plates of vehicles that are not allowed to use bus lanes or bus gates.

Bus lanes

Bus lanes can only be used by:

  • buses - a bus must have seats for 9 or more passengers and provide a public service
  • pedal cycles
  • Hackney carriages (not private hire taxis)

Bus gates

Bus gates can only be use by:

  • buses - a bus must have seats for 9 or more passengers and provide a public service
  • pedal cycles

Please note: Hackney carriages can not use bus gates.

Penalty Charge Notices and costs

If you enter a bus lane or use a bus gate, you may get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) of £60, which will reduce to £30 if you pay within 14 days.

Blue badge holders are not exempt from bus lane or bus gate fines.

You can view any video or photo evidence on our parking portal, you'll need your:

  • PCN number
  • vehicle registration
  • web code which you can find on your PCN