Motorists are being advised that the council will shortly commence enforcement of the bus lane on Academy Street in the town centre.

From the beginning of August, new automatic number plate recognition cameras will be fully operational and will capture drivers engaging in unauthorised use of the bus lane.

The Academy Street bus lane will be in operation 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, with only buses, permitted taxis, cycles and emergency services vehicles allowed to use the lane.

The cameras will capture the registration plate details of all vehicles driving illegally along the bus lane. Owners of these vehicles may be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice.

The installation of bus lane cameras is part of the council’s ongoing work to promote sustainable transport. Bus lanes aim to help provide a more reliable bus service and increase passenger numbers by enabling buses to have a more reliable journey along some of Warrington’s most congested roads.