Trial begins for bus lanes on London’s red routes to operate 24 hours, seven days a week

Trial begins for bus lanes on London’s red routes to operate 24 hours, seven days a week

As part of a trial aimed at making bus journeys faster and more reliable, operating hours on most bus lanes on London’s red routes (also known as the Transport for London Road Network or TLRN) have been extended to 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The trial, which begun on 13 September 2020, will be in place for at least six months, and forms part of a number of measures being undertaken by Transport for London (TfL) to support London’s sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes to bus lane hours won’t affect loading bays on these routes initially. However, TfL will be monitoring whether they are impacting bus reliability to understand if they can be moved to other areas in the future.

Car-parking on some routes will be suspended during the trial. However, disabled parking bays and blue badge parking facilities will not be removed.

Cyclists, motorcyclists and taxis will have the same access to bus lanes as they had before.

TfL invites the public to share their experiences during the trial. To find out more about the trial, including how to provide feedback online, click here.