Bus operators

Grants, funding, licences, registration to operate bus services.

Services

  1. Ultra-low emission bus scheme: application and guidance 2018

    Application form and guidance on funding eligibility for the ultra-low emission bus scheme, submission deadline June 2018.

  2. Change or cancel details of a local service registration (LSR) (PSV355)

    Application to change a timetable, route or other detail of your LSR, or cancel it.

  3. Register a bus service (PSV350)

    Application form (PSV350) to register a standard local bus service.

  1. Local bus service supplementary form (PSV350A)

    Supplementary form to start, change or cancel a local registered bus service with less than the required notice (PSV350A).

  2. Application for a section 22 community bus permit (PSV368)

    Apply for a section 22 community bus permit.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Bus registration and permits: scale of fees
  2. Check bus service registrations as a council or transport authority
  3. Calculate your concessionary bus travel reimbursement
  1. How to register flexibly routed local bus services

    • Guidance
    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
  2. Low emission bus scheme: successful bidders

    • Guidance
    • Department for Transport and Office for Low Emission Vehicles
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News and communications

  1. Cleaner journeys as government commits £11 million to greener buses

    • Department for Transport and Office for Low Emission Vehicles
    • News story
  2. Government confirms £173.5 million funding to improve transport in Leeds

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  3. New bus station and car park in £29 million Lincoln investment

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  4. Government awards £30 million funding for cleaner, greener bus journeys

    • Department for Transport and Office for Low Emission Vehicles
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Restricted licence holders: level of financial resources
  2. Bus registration: Competition Commission recommendations
  3. Bus subsidy reform
  1. Land adjacent to railway, bus and coach stations security: reducing vulnerabilities

    • Department for Transport
    • Policy paper
  2. Quality contract scheme (QCS) board report on the proposed Tyne and Wear QCS

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2017

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  2. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2016

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
  3. Value for money assessment for major bus-related schemes

    • Department for Transport
    • Research
  4. Value for money of tendered bus services

    • Department for Transport
    • Research
  5. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2015

    • Department for Transport
    • Transparency
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