Bus Lane Enforcement
Reading Borough has more bus lanes per mile of road than anywhere else in the UK and in Reading a greater proportion of people travel by bus than in most other cities and towns in the UK.
Reading Borough Council and its partners want to make public transport reliable and punctual. Bus lanes, when operating properly, help to improve journey times and reliability - they can help make public transport a more attractive option and in turn relieve congestion.
When bus lanes are miss-used they are less effective, hence the need for effective enforcement. These pages provide a guide to how bus lanes are enforced in Reading, answers the questions most frequently asked and gives guidance on what you can do if you receive a ticket (Penalty Charge Notice - PCN).
Your Most Frequently Asked Questions:
I've got a Penalty Charge Notice - what happens now?
How do I pay my my Penalty Charge Notice
What are the reasons for getting a penalty notice?
I don't understand the rules on bus lanes.
When can I use bus lanes in Reading?
How do I make representations about a PCN and what happens next?
My representations have been rejected and I've received a Notice of Rejection
What Happens if I Do Nothing
I've received a charge certificate. What happens now?
I want to make informal representations challenging a penalty notice
You can also find out more about Bus Lane Enforcement from these pages:
How Bus Lane Enforcement works in Reading
Bus Lane Enforcement in the UK - the Law
How to Contact RBC's Enforcement Section