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Bus lane restrictions

In some parts of Walsall, there are separate lanes or road sections that only buses, coaches and pedal cycles can use. We monitor them with CCTV.  If you drive any other vehicle in a bus lane/gate during restricted hours, you may receive a penalty charge notice (PCN).

How to identify bus lanes/gates

Bus lanes are clearly marked with a solid white line and wording, which appears several times along each lane. Before you reach a bus lane, there will be signs that tell you what times they are operational. If there are no times on the sign, the bus lane is operational 24 hours a day.

Along the bus lane there may be sections of broken white lines. These mark places where you are allowed to drive across the bus lane, for example if you need to turn left.

A bus gate is a short section of street that only buses and other authorised vehicles can use. There are warning signs before you get to a bus gate, and at the point where the restriction starts.

Bus lane locations

There are bus lanes on the following roads:

  • A34 Birmingham Road, Walsall
  • Ablewell Street, Walsall
  • Birmingham Road, Walsall
  • Bridge Street (Upper), Walsall
  • Bus Only Street, Streetly
  • Hatherton Road, Walsall
  • High Street, Bloxwich
  • Lichfield Street, Walsall
  • Pleck Road, Walsall
  • Somerford Place, Willenhall
  • St Paul’s Street, Walsall
  • Stafford Street, Walsall
  • Wolverhampton Road West, Bentley
  • Wolverhampton Road, Walsall

Transport for West Midlands are currently creating new bus lanes to link Walsall and Birmingham. Find out more about the Sprint priority bus corridor.

Vehicles that are allowed to use bus lanes/gates

Buses, coaches and pedal cycles may use all bus lanes/gates.

Hackney carriages (taxi cabs) and motorcycles are allowed in some areas - check the signs at the start of the restriction to make sure.

Private hire vehicles are not permitted to use any bus lanes/gates in Walsall.

How we enforce the restrictions

We issue PCNs to motorists who use bus lanes, bus gates, bus-only streets or contra-flow bus lanes during restricted hours. If we confirm that your vehicle has done this, you (the registered keeper) will receive a PCN in the post.​​​​​​​

Cost of a PCN
Cost Reduction
£70.00 Reduced to £35.00 if payment is received within 21 days of the notice date (stated on the PCN)

How to pay your PCN

You can pay your PCN online, by cash, by card over the phone, or by cheque.

If you disagree with your PCN

You can challenge your PCN if you believe you should not have received it. If you've been caught on camera we will review the footage and any other evidence, and make a decision on a case-by-case basis.

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