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Butler Street turn is still being enforced

Posted on - 15th March, 2017 - 8:19am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
One of the new signs about the change in layout at Fishergate as you leave the station Pic: Tony Worrall
One of the new signs about the change in layout at Fishergate as you leave the station Pic: Tony Worrall

While Fishergate bus lane fines might be being reviewed by Lancashire County Council – anyone caught turning right out of Butler Street is stuck with their penalty.

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Last week six appeals about inadequate signage regarding the Fishergate bus lane were upheld, forcing the county council to offer a refund to motorists caught using the cameras.

The bus lane which came into force in late October last year has wracked up tens of thousands of penalty notices during its 11am to 6pm operation.

Fishergate cameras are now switched off and the lane is not enforceable but the county council has confirmed the Butler Street enforcement is still live – so you will get a £60 fine if you turn right as you leave Preston railway station.

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A statement on the county council website says: “We will only issue a refund for first-time cases made on the basis of inadequate signing.

“If you have already paid your PCN, then contact us and we will review your case, with a view to issuing a refund.

“Refunds will not be issued for PCNs related to the no-right-turn from Butler Street onto Fishergate, as this is still enforceable.”

No judgement was made by independent adjudicator Stephen Knapp regarding Butler Street and its signage.

Read more: Now Cannon Street’s getting the Fishergate look

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor John Fillis said he would be reviewed the Fishergate bus lane after 13 April and deciding what action he would take.

How to apply for a refund

You need to contact the county council before 13 April 2017.

And you must provide this information and log onto the county coujncil website.
PCN number
vehicle registration number
name
address
how you paid
the reason you are requesting the refund.

Here is the direct link to the county council website to appeal.

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