Bus lane notices

Which vehicles can and cannot use bus lanes

Which vehicles can and cannot use bus lanes

Bus lanes and bus gates in Edinburgh can only be used by certain vehicles at specific times.  Details of permitted vehicles and times of operation are shown on signs at the start of each bus lane/gate.

You will receive a £60 charge if you drive in a bus lane or through a bus gate when you are not allowed. This will be reduced to £30 if you pay within 14 days of receiving your charge notice.

Different types of restriction are described below.

24 hour Bus Lanes

These are located at:

  • Johnston Terrace
  • Bread Street
  • Inglis Green Road
  • Ocean Terminal
  • A90, west of Barnton Junction.

General traffic cannot use these 24-hour bus lanes at any time. They are for buses, taxis and cyclists only.

Bus gates

These are located at:

  • The Jewel
  • Prestonfield Avenue
  • Little France Drive
  • Kirklands Park Street
  • Bankhead Drive

Bus gates are restricted 24 hours a day and can only be used by public service buses, taxis (but not private hire vehicles), pedal cyclists and emergency service vehicles.

Shore has a contra-flow bus lane and is restricted 24 hours a day. Taxis and motorcycles are not allowed to use this bus lane.

Peak Hour Bus Lanes

These are located throughout the city.  All can be enforced by Police Scotland and some are also enforced using cameras. The locations of bus lanes with cameras are:

  • Calder Road
  • London Road
  • Liberton Road
  • Commercial Street
  • South Gyle Broadway
  • Slateford Road

Peak time bus lanes operate from 7.30am to 9.30am and 4pm to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday. During these times only public service vehicles, taxis (but not private hire vehicles), motorcycles, pedal cycles and emergency service vehicles can use them.

Any vehicle may use bus lanes outside the peak times during the week and at all times at weekends.

Signs are present at the start of each bus lane showing the restrictions and times of operation. Drivers should check signs and be aware of any changes.

 

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