Bus lane penalty charge notices (PCNs)

The junction of Broadway and Chertsey Road, leading into High Street, in Woking town centre is only accessible by buses, bicycles and certain authorised vehicles.

This stretch of the highway, known as a 'bus gate', is monitored by an automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera and it is triggered when an unauthorised vehicle accesses the road. The ANPR camera records the necessary details, such as vehicle make, model and registration, to generate a penalty charge notice (fine).

Only local buses, authorised vehicles, and pedal cycles are permitted to drive through this area (known as a 'bus gate') during the hours of 7am to 9pm at any day. When approaching this stretch of highway, roadside signage is displayed to warn drivers and riders of the forthcoming enforcement area, restricted access times and charge. 

About penalty charge notices (PCNs) and how to pay

Vehicles that are driven illegally through the bus gate will receive a penalty charge notice (PCN) through the post, addressed to the registered keeper of the vehicle. It will contain details of the alleged contravention, details of the vehicle and photographs highlighting the contravention.

A PCN is £70 for each contravention. This must be paid within 28 days from the notice issue date. A £35 discount will be applied if payment is received within 21 days of the notice issue date.

Pay a bus lane PCN online

How to apply for access rights to the High Street 

If you are a property tenant located along this road and have dedicated parking facilities, or you make regular deliveries to a property directly within the High Street, please apply online for an access permit.

Apply online for a High Street access permit

More information

Code of practice for the operation of enforcement cameras

The code of practice sets out the objectives and the rules by which the system will be operated. This ensures privacy, fairness and integrity issues are dealt with consistently and minimum enforcement standards are set out to ensure confidence within the scheme.

The code of practice is designed to operate within the framework of relevant pieces of legislation and complement any guidance produced by the Department of Transport. If any contradictions occur between this document and any relevant legislation or guidance documentation then this document defers to that legislation or guidance.

View the code of practice for the operation of enforcement cameras

Surrey County Council's bus lane and gate enforcement policy

Read Surrey County Council's bus lane and camera enforcement policy