World Class Coach Travel
for a World Class Country

World Class Coach Travel
for a World Class Country

World Class Coach Travel
for a World Class Country

World Class Coach Travel
for a World Class Country

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Help and Advice

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

Joining the UKCOA is easy. From just £325 a year (less than £1 a day) 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 Join Us

What We Do

We represent our members and help them navigate the complexity of operating in the UK (and Europe). With regular meetings and workshops, members newsletters and updates, and the chance to meet those who are responsible for decision making in the UK, the UKCOA is the organisation to join if you run coaches in the UK. For more information click here

London Operations - Our Advice

We provide details of where to set down and pick up your passengers and to park your coach when visiting London. Members have a concession to drop and pick up passengers at certain locations on the red route network in addition to bus stops. we also help you unravel the complexity of stopping on borough roads where there are yellow lines. All the information you need and more… read more…

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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….

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Why Coaches are the Unsung Sustainability Heroes of our Roads

The Independent says with a low carbon footprint per passenger, direct links and low fares, coach travel should be top of the list for your next trip. You can read the full article on the Independent’s website, although you may need to register (at no charge) first.

Parking in and around Victoria Coach Station

TfL is reminding coach operators not to park illegally at Victoria Coach Station. Short, mid and long-term parking is available – off-street and pre-booked: Bayswater Coach Park (near Notting Hill Gate) New Covent Garden Market (email [email protected]) Green Line (call 07831 658 479) On-street options: Millbank Albert Embankment Park Lane Victoria Embankment. For more details … Continue reading “Parking in and around Victoria Coach Station”

Southampton Row Southbound closed some weekends in February 2022

Junction improvement works are taking place in Southampton Row, which will be closed southbound between Russell Square and Vernon Place. 08:00 Saturday 19 until 08:00 Monday 21 February 08:00 Saturday 26 until 18:00 Sunday 27 February

Interview with Longmynd Travel

November 2021 UKCOA Member Interview – Longmynd Travel of Shrewsbury In the latest interview with members of the UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA), Peter Bradley converses with Val Sheppard-Evans of Longmynd Travel. Nestled on the edge of the Shropshire Hills in Lea Cross, not far from Shrewsbury, you will find Longmynd Travel. Formed in 1973 … Continue reading “Interview with Longmynd Travel”

Lower Grosvenor Place – Roadworks January to April 2022

Gas main replacement works are taking place in Lower Grosvenor Place, near the junction with Buckingham Palace Road. While these works are carried out there will be a small lane restriction in place on Lower Grosvenor Place at the junction of Buckingham Palace Road. Buckingham Palace Road between Lower Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Gate will … Continue reading “Lower Grosvenor Place – Roadworks January to April 2022”

Westminster Bridge Protective Barriers January 2022

Permanent protective barriers are being installed on Westminster Bridge to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Work will continue until late January 2022, with some overnight finishing works continuing into early February. During the works there will only be one lane in each direction for all traffic, causing delays, especially at busy times.

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