Updated: Dec 21, 2019
Taxi drivers in London have welcomed plans to allow access into several key bus lanes in 2020.
The five changes includes access to the currently restricted Shorter Street and the bus gate at Tower Hill/Byward Street and Great Tower Street. It is expected that access to Shorter Street will commence in March, whilst the Great Tower Street bus gate is currently awaiting confirmation from the City of London Corporation.
Other changes in restrictions include two in North Greenwich; Blackwall Tunnel North Bound (Tunnel Avenue) and Pilot Busway (to and from O2). The final lane set to be opened to cabbies once building work is completed is located at Terminus Place, Victoria.
A spokesperson from the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA) said: “One of the major advantages we have over our competitors is our ability to use bus lanes. We currently enjoy access to around 93% of the bus network and the LTDA is constantly lobbying for greater access to the remaining 7%.”
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