New CCTV For Durham Bus Lane
The bus gate near Durham City is now enforced by cameras.
13:37 12 January 2022
CCTV cameras have been installed on the problem section of the road near the former Salutation pub in Framwellgate Moor. The move follows the removal of a controversial bus gate at Quarryheads Lane, which caught thousands of drivers in its first month of operation.
The council has confirmed that the cameras had gone live and drivers caught violating the restrictions have been issued with warning letters.
Dave Wafer, head of transport and contract services at Durham County Council, said: “Following complaints from members of the public about the bus lane restriction in High Carr Road, Framwellgate Moor, being ignored, including reports of people going in the wrong direction, Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera enforcement is now in effect.
“Advance notice signs have been in place on all approaches to the area since December last year."
Mr Wafer added: “Those incorrectly using the bus lane in the next fortnight will be sent warnings, with live Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued from Tuesday, January 18 onwards.”
The bus gate forms part of a major bus route which is mainly used by Arriva and Go North East services coming from Chester-le-Street, Newcastle and Gateshead.