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….


Westminster Bridge November and December 2021

Permanent protective barriers are currently being installed on Westminster Bridge to make it safer for people walking and cycling. The work will continue until late January 2022, with some overnight finishing works continuing into early February. Whilst this is going on there will be only one lane in each direction for all traffic. This will … Continue reading “Westminster Bridge November and December 2021”

Winter Wonderland 19 November 2021 – 3 January 2022

Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland returns for 2021 after a 2-year absence. Running from Friday 19 November though to Monday 3 January 2022, there are some key differences this year: The arrangements for setting down, picking up and parking along Park Lane are very different due to the presence of the northbound cycle lane. This is … Continue reading “Winter Wonderland 19 November 2021 – 3 January 2022”

Lower Grosvenor Place – Roadworks Until November 2021

Gas main replacement works are taking place in Lower Grosvenor Place, near the junction with Buckingham Gate. Lane restrictions are in place for the duration of the works. 17:30 Monday 18 October until 17:00 Friday 26 November

Changes to coach and bus driving licences and tests from 15 November 2021

This article is an extract from the advice contained on the Government website. For full details you can read the article here. Buses and coaches You currently have to learn to drive and pass a driving test in a bus or coach (category D) before you can learn to drive and take a test in … Continue reading “Changes to coach and bus driving licences and tests from 15 November 2021”

TfL signs new contract for FORS

TfL has signed a new contract with Sopra Steria to run the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), which works to make vehicle fleets across the UK safer and greener. Although predominately for freight operators, the scheme is also open to those who operate fleets of coaches and buses too. The new contract will begin in … Continue reading “TfL signs new contract for FORS”

A40 Westway, London – Roadworks until July 2022

Transport for London (TfL) will be undertaking works to repair some joints on the A40 Westway in Westbourne Park/Ladbroke Grove area (between White City and Marylebone) from the end of October 2021 to July 2022. These will consist of: Lane restrictions in both directions 24 hours a day, seven days a week  for the full … Continue reading “A40 Westway, London – Roadworks until July 2022”

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