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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

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.

Anderson Travel Talk PSVAR

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….


London Marathon: Sunday 21 April

On Sunday 21 April, starting from 08:30, the 2024 London Marathon will commence from three locations on Blackheath in South East London and then cover a distance of 26.2 miles finishing in The Mall, Central London. Approximately 50,000 entrants are expected to compete or take part this year. Roads traversed from the start points are: … Continue reading “London Marathon: Sunday 21 April”

PSVAR: Next Levels of Compliance – 1 August 2024

There are just over 3 months to go before the next step in the minimum levels of compliance required for those who have a ‘Special Authorisation’ for vehicles used on Home to School (HTS) and Rail Replacement (RR) services. From 1 August 2024, the following levels of compliance will be required: Band A – For … Continue reading “PSVAR: Next Levels of Compliance – 1 August 2024”

Piccadilly: Wednesday 18 – Sunday 28 April 2024

Contractors working on behalf of Vodafone will be carrying out telecom works requiring lane restrictions on Piccadilly at the junction with Hyde Park Corner  

Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road: Tuesday 2 – Tuesday 16 April 2024

From 05:00 on Tuesday 2 April until 21:00 Tuesday 16 April 2024 roadworks will be taking place at the junction of Buckingham Palace Road and Victoria Street. The impacts are as follows: Buckingham Palace Road bus stop P and coach stop 16 also closed. Operators normally using coach stop 16 should use stops R or … Continue reading “Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road: Tuesday 2 – Tuesday 16 April 2024”

Park Lane Coach Bay: Monday 18 – Friday 29 March 2024

The Coach Bay on Park lane northbound, to the rear of Apsley House, will be closed from 18 to 29 March 2024 inclusive. This is part of the wider Hyde park Corner pavement renewal works.  

Aldgate: Friday 8 March – Tuesday 16 April 2024

In order for works to be undertaken on the carriageway, Leman Street and Prescott Street will be either fully closed or will have weight limits (permitting vehicles less than 7.5T only) between Friday 8 March and Tuesday 16 April 2024. Coaches and tour buses are advised to avoid these roads as a result.  

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