Guidance

Local PSV service registrations (PSV353A)

Information on how bus operators should run new or existing local bus services, including registration and legal requirements.

Documents

Operating registered local bus services in England (except London) and Wales - guide for operators

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Local bus service registrations in Scotland - guide for operators

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Details

Explains:

  • how to run a punctual and reliable local bus service
  • how to register a local bus service
  • the actions the Traffic Commissioner may take if operators fail to run a service correctly

They are intended to help operators understand the requirements of operating a new or existing local bus service.

The guides differ according to whether the service operates in England and Wales, or in Scotland.

Published 10 November 2008
Last updated 4 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Document amended to reflect changes in the legislation introducing a 28 day local authority pre-registration period in England.
  2. Updated guidance for local public service vehicle (PSV) service registrations.
  3. Revised form for Scotland due to new notice period for local bus service registrations in Scotland.
  4. First published.