Draft TfL Coach Strategy

Closed 27 May 2011

Opened 26 Apr 2011


Proposal 28 of the Mayors Transport Strategy states that “The Mayor through TfL and working with the London Boroughs, coach operators and other stakeholders will seek to maximise the use of existing facilities to increase capacity for coaches, given the anticipated growth in demand for their use and to develop parking standards for coaches....”

A strategy for coaches has been developed in response to this commitment which sets out the background to coach operation in London, the policies in which they operate, an overview of the current operation and the key challenges faced by operators together with an action plan to be overseen by TfL utilising existing resources in TfL Coaches and the VCS Management team.  It does not commit TfL to any financial spend over and above that unready undertaken on an annual basis (largely supporting information and infrastructure).

The Strategy is primarily a communication tool, with the following aims:

  • Formalise the framework for internal work and responsibilities related to coach travel in London,
  • Provide a clear direction and policy for external partners,
  • Outline the benefits of coach travel,
  • Ensure that TfL works effectively with its partners to maximise passenger benefit.


What happens next

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments, we are currently reviewing feedback received.


  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Bexley
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • City of London
  • Croydon
  • Ealing
  • Enfield
  • Greenwich
  • Hackney
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Haringey
  • Harrow
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Islington
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Lambeth
  • Lewisham
  • Merton
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Southwark
  • Sutton
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster


  • Stakeholders


  • Coach Strategy