CPT, the trade association representing the UK’s bus, coach and light rail industries, and Transport for London (TfL) have launched the 2013 version of the London Coach Parking Map.
The map, now in its tenth year, has been produced jointly by CPT and TfL, and details information on the location, availability, cost and booking requirements of coach facilities in central London (also Docklands, Greenwich and Woolwich). It also features the locations of the parking facilities near London’s main tourist attractions.
Speaking at the launch, which took place in the Churchill War Rooms, Westminster on Thursday 21 March, CPT President Malcolm Robson said:
“I am delighted to launch, with our partners TfL, the tenth edition of the London Coach Parking Map. The map provides coach operators and drivers – both UK and foreign – with a wealth of coach parking and drop-off and set-down information.”
“It is a great example of what can be achieved when organisations work in partnership, and I firmly believe that by working together towards joint aims and goals real success can be achieved. I see this map as a must-have for all involved with the coach industry.”
Peter Bradley, Chair of the London Coach Forum added:
“The London Coach Parking Map continues to help operators and drivers gain a better understanding of how to use and access the many coach parking and driver facilities in the capital.”
“The UK’s coach industry opens up London’s rich cultural offerings to over 3000 coach movements a day and contributes over £300 million into London’s economy each year. It is vitally important that we do our utmost to ensure safe, easy and efficient operations whilst providing a tool to help drivers better plan and execute their journeys.”
An interactive version of the map, which includes real time information on planned roadworks, details of public events, traffic updates, CCTV images and images/ accidents, can be accessed online at www.tfl.gov.uk, with hard copies available from CPT.