Bus lanes and bus stops
Bus stops and lanes
It is important that bus lanes are kept free for buses so that they are not delayed by other vehicles. In some circumstances, bus lanes provide access to areas where there are large numbers of pedestrians, while other bus lanes give buses priority at traffic signals.
Ensuring that a bus can pull up to the kerb at a bus stop allows access to and from the bus by wheelchair users and pushchairs. It also ensures that anyone with a mobility impairment has the best opportunity to use public transport.
Bus stop clearways have been introduced in locations where buses have been prevented from accessing stops due to inconsiderate parking. Not all bus stops are bus stop clearways, however they will be properly signed and marked.
Bus lane locations in Derby
- Albert Street
- Burton Road
- Church Lane
- Corporation Street
- Friar Gate
- King Street
- Normanton Road
- Nottingham Road
- Osmaston Road
- Outside Costco (adjacent to A52/Chequers Road)
- Phoenix Street
- Siddalls Road
- Sinfin Lane
- Traffic Street
- Uttoxeter New Road
- Victoria Street
Bus lane access
Bus lanes are used in Derby to give priority to buses and other authorised vehicles. Any vehicle that has a minimum of 8 seats (excluding the driver) is classed as a bus and can use bus lanes, these include:
Other authorised vehicles
In addition, we also allow the following authorised vehicles in bus lanes:
- hackney carriages
- business-related vehicles
- motorcycles are permitted to use bus lanes where the signage and road markings display a bike symbol.
Some businesses are allowed to use the bus lanes to access their premises for example, you have regular deliveries made to your business or you may be having building works undertaken. Before requesting access, consideration needs to be given to using an alternative route.
Requesting access to a bus lane
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for an authorised vehicle providing details of the vehicle including registration number and the reasons for your request. If you are requesting a hackney carriage authorisation, you will also need to provide a copy of your driver's licence.
Bus stop and lane enforcement
Our CCTV cameras and CCTV-mounted camera are used to enforce regulations on vehicles entering and parking in bus stop clearways (bus stops marked with a broad yellow line against the kerb).
We have also installed pole-mounted CCTV cameras at a number of bus lanes and bus stops in Derby. These cameras record any vehicle which enters or parks in a bus lane. The footage is then reviewed to see if a Penalty Charge Notice should be issued against the vehicle.
Fines for breaching a regulation
If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice for driving in a bus lane, you will be charged £60. If you pay within 14 days, the cost is reduced to £30.
If you receive a Penalty Charge Notice for stopping on a school 'keep clear' marking or obstructing a bus stop, you will be charged £70. If you pay within 21 days, the cost is reduced to £35.