FOI request detail

PCNs in taxi electric charge points

Request ID: FOI-0120-2122
Date published: 17 May 2021

You asked

Dear TfL/FOI Under the freedom of information act, please provide me with the PCN contravention code issued when a vehicle, which is not a licensed taxi is parked/charging on a dedicated taxi electric charge point. I would also be obliged if you could inform me, how many PCN’s have been issued to vehicles which contravenes the above code on the LTRN since 01/01/21

We answered

Our ref: FOI-0120-2122/GH Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20 April 2021 asking for information about Red route PCNs. Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. There were 9 Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) issued to vehicles in E-Taxi bays from 1st January 2021 – 18th April 2021. Contravention code 46 applies, but this is not specific to e-taxi bays. A full list of contravention codes can be found here - Electric Vehicle Taxis Bays are currently enforced on-street by Police Community Support Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Roads and Transport Policing Command, which is jointly funded by TfL, and TfL’s operational officers, who are best equipped to enforce EV bays. They do this as part of their regular deployments enforcing red route parking contraventions on the TLRN, and we are increasing visits by officers to charging bays. We will continue to issue communications to licensees, making clear that in certain circumstances, misuse of taxi-dedicated rapid charge points could result in a Penalty Charge Notice. It is important to note that if the driver is in the vehicle, they may drive off from the bay if they see an officer attending, in which case it is not possible to issue a PCN. Transport for London (TfL) investigated the possibility of using CCTV enforcement for electric vehicle (EV) bays but determined that enforcement is not possible using the cameras currently in position on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation. If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal. Yours sincerely Graham Hurt FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London

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