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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….


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.  18-20 May 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”

We Are Recruiting – Director of Operations

As part of our continued expansion, the UKCOA is looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the exciting new role of Director of Operations. This will be a key position within the Association, responsible for moving forward issues that most affect coach operators. These currently include accessibility, decarbonisation, school transport, drivers’ hours and recruitment. If … Continue reading “We Are Recruiting – Director of Operations”

The Strand: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May 2024

Contractors working on behalf of Thames Water will be carrying a water connection on the Strand. To facilitate these works there will be a westbound directional closure of the Strand at the junction of Essex Street. 08:00 Saturday 11 May until 17:00 Sunday 12 May 2024  

Praed Street: Friday 3 – Monday 6 May 2024

Contractors working on behalf of Westminster County Council will be carrying out resurfacing works causing a full road closure of Praed Street between Spring Street and Norfolk Place (including London Street). 21:00 Friday 3 May until 05:00 Monday 6 May 2024 Tour buses will need to divert but should still be able to access the … Continue reading “Praed Street: Friday 3 – Monday 6 May 2024”

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