FOI request detail

Lane Rental Scheme

Request ID: FOI-0108-2324
Date published: 10 May 2023

You asked

I would like to request the following information. 1) The amount of money gained from the Lane Rental scheme (LRS) from the time period April 2022 to March 2023? 2) A breakdown of each payment showing a) who was renting the lane/s b) on which road the lane/s was rented c) how long the lane/s were rented for d) any reasoning given for the rental of the lane/s?

We answered

Our Ref:         FOI-0108-2324

Thank you for your request received on 11 April 2023 asking for information about the TfL lane rental scheme (TLRS).

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

We have successfully operated TLRS since 2012 and the current scheme applies to the most traffic-sensitive locations and times of day across 69% of the TfL Road Network (TLRN) and encourages behaviour change and reduces highway occupation by applying a daily charge. In 2021 the government approved our application to make our scheme more progressive by introducing additional measures to encourage positive behaviour change, mitigate disruption even further and build on the successes of the previous scheme. Benefits of the new scheme include greater flexibility on working times to enable the avoidance of charges, discounts for undertaking major infrastructure works, rewarding exemplary performance by offering substantial discounts where companies demonstrate increased Lane Rental charge avoidance and high standards for roadworks safety, compliance and workmanship. Footway charging was also introduced outside the busiest transport hubs to safeguard the movement of active travellers.
We produce annual lane rental evaluation reports which are available on our website. These reports provide a detailed review of the scheme operation, the benefits arising from the scheme and the financial impact of the scheme:
During the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, we recovered a total of £10,421,081.25 in lane rental charges from TfL and utility companies. As requested please find attached the breakdown of charges for this period.

Our intention is to minimise all disruptive occupation of the critical parts of the TLRN, as such we apply the same lane rental charge to our own works as we do to statutory undertaker works.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]


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