London red route scheme starts Monday
CPT has reminded the industry that a pilot scheme to allow coaches to pick up on London red routes will commence on Monday 26 March. The project is to run until the end of June.
CPT, the London Tourist Coach Operators Association (LTCOA) and TfL have formed an agreement for nominated CPT and LTCOA member operators to pick up and set down at five locations on Red Routes in the capital for the three-month period. The move is expected to help alleviate the shortage of coach facilities in the city. If successful, it could open up the possibility of additional locations.
The five places along the red routes are:
- Addington Street – Park Plaza County Hall, SE1 7RY
Coaches may use local TfL bus stops for setting down and picking up.
- Cromwell Road – National History Museum and Science Museum, SW7 5BD
Coaches should always set down and pick up in the existing coach bays when these are free. However, in periods of high demand when all existing bays are full, coaches may set down and pick up on the double red lines between the existing coach bays.
- Lower Thames Street – Old Billingsgate EC3R 6DX
Coaches may pick up on double red lines outside the venue after 22:00 at this very busy location. There is consideration being given to provision of more permanent arrangements giving access during off-peak hours at this location.
- Prescott Street, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, E1 8GP
Coaches may set down and pick up on the double red lines to the west of the crossing zig zags, off peak (10:00 to 16:00) and overnight (19:00 to 07:00).
- Southwark Street – Borough Market, SE1 1TL