The A23 Trunk Road (Croydon) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 3050

The A23 Trunk Road (Croydon) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1996

29th November 1996

Coming into force
16th December 1996

The Traffic Director for London, in accordance with a direction given to him by the Secretary of State for Transport under section 58(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1991(1) and in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by section 6 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(2), and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:—

Commencement and citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the A23 Trunk Road (Croydon) Red Route (Bus Lanes) Traffic Order 1996, and shall come into force on 16th December 1996.


2.  In this Order—

(a)a reference to an article followed by a number is a reference to the article of this Order so numbered;

(b)causing includes permitting;

(c)“carriageway” has the same meaning as in section 329(1) of the Highways Act 1980(3); and

(d)“vehicle” includes part of a vehicle.

Bus Lane Controls

3.—(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this article, and subject to the provisions of article 4, no person shall cause a vehicle to enter or proceed in any bus lane in a length of road, specified in column (2) in an item in the table in the Schedule to this Order during the hours specified in that item in column (3) of that table.

(2) The controls specified in paragraph (1) of this article do not apply in respect of:—

(a)a bus;

(b)a taxi as defined in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(4); or

(c)a pedal cycle.

(3) In this article—

(a)“bus” means:—

before 1st January 1997

(i)a public service vehicle used for the provision of a local service or a scheduled express service,

(ii)a school bus, and

(iii)a work bus;

after 31st December 1996

a motor vehicle constructed or adapted to carry more than 8 passengers (exclusive of the driver), and

a local bus not so constructed or adapted; and

at any time a vehicle which

is constructed or adapted for the carriage of disabled persons and their companions, and which is being used to provide a service for the carriage of such persons, and

displays so as to be conspicuous from outside the vehicle a disc in a form approved by or with the authority of the Traffic Director for London and containing the words DIAL-A-RIDE;

(b)“bus lane” means an area of the carriageway of a road marked with the traffic signs shown in diagrams 1048 and 1049 in Schedule 6 to the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994; and

(c)“local bus”, “local service”, “pedal cycle”, “scheduled express carriage”, “school bus”, and “work bus” have the meanings given to those expressions in regulation 4 of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 1994(5).


4.  The controls specified in article 3(1) do not apply to:—

(a)a vehicle being used for ambulance, fire brigade or police purposes;

(b)a vehicle being used in the service of a local authority for the purpose of collecting refuse from premises adjacent to a bus lane;

(c)a vehicle being used in connection with the removal of any obstructions to traffic;

(d)a vehicle being used in connection with the maintenance, improvement or reconstruction of a bus lane;

(e)a vehicle entering a bus lane so as to avoid an accident;

(f)a vehicle entering a bus lane to get or give help in consequence of an accident or an emergency or otherwise taking action for public safety;

(g)a vehicle which bears the Royal Mail livery for so long as may be required for the purpose of collection or delivering letters in pursuance of any statutory duty of the Post Office to collect or deliver letters;

(h)a vehicle entering and forthwith leaving a bus lane in order to gain access to or egress from any road adjacent to that bus lane or any vehicular accessway to premises adjacent to the bus lane or crossing over the footway adjacent to the bus lane;

(i)anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform or a traffic warden.

TRO 245

Signed in accordance with a direction from the Secretary of State for Transport.

Derek Turner
Traffic Director for London
29th November 1996

Article 3(1)

SCHEDULE 1The Trunk Road Red Route (Bus Lanes).


Length of Road or Carriageway
Prescribed hours


Brighton Road, Purley, north west side between a point opposite the party wall of No. 30 and No. 32 Brighton Road and a point opposite the southwestern kerbline of Purley Knoll.

7 am to 10 am Mondays to Saturdays

1991 c. 40.

1984 c. 27.

1980 c. 66.

S.I. 1994/1519.

S.I. 1994/1519.