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Please remember this is only a guide, it does not cover every eventuality. You are the professional you must also use your knowledge, judgement and common sense. Make sure you know the restrictions, the rules, make sure you read the road signs.  


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About the Association

Become a Member

The UKCOA is the only trade association run by coach operators for coach operators.

Joining the UKCOA is easy. Membership rates range between £200 and £525 per year depending on the number of vehicles you operate and you will have access to the latest news and updates affecting your company, joining like minded members of the coach industry who want to provide the best possible service for their customers. For further information click here Become A Member

What We Do

We represent our members in key, national and local issues, such as PSVAR, vehicle technology, setting down and picking up facilities and coach parking, driving standards and employment.

We promote the coach industry and it’s importance to stakeholders with an interest in transport matters generally, including local and national government.

Member Benefits

The UKCOA website has a members only section with access to compliance updates and crisis control.

With regular meetings and workshops, members newsletters, and the chance to meet those who are responsible for decision making in our industry, the UKCOA is the association to join if you want your voices as a UK coach operator to be heard.

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Disabled Peoples Right to use Coach Services.

The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) an extremely important and influential government advisory body has finally written a piece on the accessibility of coach services. Whilst acknowledging the limitations to access unique to coaches as a result in the main of the width and height of the front entrance steps DPTAC encourage, operators the Department of Transport and manufacturers to come together to find a solution to this in the short to medium term. Read more here….


Whitehall (northbound) – until Friday 8 December 2023

Contractors working on behalf of Westminster City Council will be undertaking Urban Realm works on Whitehall. These works require a northbound road closure of Whitehall at Trafalgar Square. 05:00 Monday 27 November until 17:00 Friday 8 December.

Winter Wonderland until 1 January 2024

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is running until Monday 1 January 2024. Coaches bringing groups to Winter Wonderland have the following facilities available: Set down and pick up only locations: Coaches should only use Park Lane southbound for setting down and picking up passengers: 20-minute coach bay located just north of North Row – One space; … Continue reading “Winter Wonderland until 1 January 2024”

York Christmas Market – Parking

York Christmas Market is running until Friday 22 December. You can find all the details for coach parking on the Visit York website. If all the main sites are fully booked, UKCOA member York Pullman are offering overflow parking. It must be booked in advance. Details are below. Overflow Coach Parking for York Christmas Markets … Continue reading “York Christmas Market – Parking”

Piccadilly (westbound) – Sunday 3 and Monday 4 December 2023

Contractor’s working on behalf of Westminster Council will be carrying out resurfacing works Westbound Piccadilly between Duke Street and Arlington Street. 08:00 Sunday 3 December until 16:00 Monday 4 December.

Queens Gate Kensington – Weekend of 25 and 26 November 2023

Due to road resurfacing works Queens Gate will be closed between Kensington Gore and Prince Consort Road. The works are scheduled for both dates but the contractor is hopeful of completing within one day.

Wreath Laying Ceremony: Sunday 19 November 2023

The Royal Tank Regiment and AJEX wreath laying ceremony will be taking place with a closure of Whitehall, between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square from 08:00until 16:00. The normally banned turns into and out of Northumberland Avenue on to Victoria Embankment will be lifted for this event.

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