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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 £600 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….

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Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024 – British Summertime Concerts – Hyde Park

On the above dates, 2 separate concerts (one each day) will be taking place in Hyde Park as part of the British Summertime Concerts. Up to 65,000 people are expected to attend each day. To facilitate egress, Park Lane will be closed in both directions each night between Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner from … Continue reading “Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2024 – British Summertime Concerts – Hyde Park”

Monday 1st July 2024 Holland Park Avenue – Closed Overnight (20:00 to 05:00)

Due to resurfacing works on behalf of RBKC, Holland Park Avenue will be closed westbound only between Ladbroke Terrace and Ladbroke Grove. Ladbroke Grove will also be closed in both directions between Holland Park Avenue and Ladbroke Square.

Pride 29th June 2024

    Park Lane from 08:00hrs Piccadilly will be closed from 10:00, and from 11:00 Regent Street, Shaftsbury Avenue, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Road, Strand, Northumberland Avenue and Whitehall to Parliament Square will be closed. Park Lane will be closed both directions from approximately 21:45 until it is deemed safe to reopen.[/caption] During the … Continue reading “Pride 29th June 2024”

Weekend Closures of the Blackwall Tunnel May – July 2024

There will be a series of weekend closures to the southbound Blackwall Tunnel and southbound traffic will need to seek alternative routes. 1-3 June 8-10 June 29 June – 1 July Northbound traffic will not be affected by the closures and will be diverted via the southbound tunnel when required  

BODS & PSV (Accessibility Information) Regulations 2023 – The unintended consequences on the Coach Industry

A challenge for many of us working in transport is keeping track of legislation. For example, the deregulation and the subsequent opportunities for reregulation of the bus network, has introduced new Acts of Parliament and repealed many aspects of earlier Acts, making it, at times, quite difficult for the layperson and, I suspect, the professional … Continue reading “BODS & PSV (Accessibility Information) Regulations 2023 – The unintended consequences on the Coach Industry”

Windsor – Coach Park link to town centre reopens

Refurbishment of the footbridge in Windsor which links the coach park with the town centre is due to be completed shortly, allowing the bridge to reopen, provisionally on Tuesday 7 May. The footbridge, which is considered by many to be the gateway into Windsor, has been shut since the start of the year to allow … Continue reading “Windsor – Coach Park link to town centre reopens”

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