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Bank Junction restrictions and penalties

Date updated: 3/02/2021

Only buses and pedal cyclists are allowed to cross Bank Junction or travel westbound on Cornhill between 7am-7pm, Monday to Friday.

The Bank Junction map shows the restrictions and access from all surrounding arms.

There are advance directional warning signs on the restrictions, with advice on alternative routes.

Blue signs for bus and cycle only are displayed at the entry points of the restrictions.

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) 52M

Contravention 52M at Cornhill, Lombard Street, Mansion House or Princes Street

If you have been issued with a PCN for contravention 52M at one of the above locations it was a result of:

Failing to comply with a prohibition on certain types of vehicle (motor vehicles) (buses and pedal cycles allowed 7am-7pm Monday to Friday) it is because the vehicle was seen passing through Bank Junction during the restricted time.

You can pay a parking ticket or challenge a parking ticket.

Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for contravention 52M at Cornhill, Lombard Street, Mansion House or Princes Street

Penalty Charge Notice, £65 if paid within 14 days

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Access to Cornhill

Cornhill can be accessed in the eastbound direction via a left turn from Threadneedle Street only during restricted times.

Motorcycles and scooters

No motor vehicles other than buses are allowed to cross Bank Junction, Monday to Friday from 7am-7pm.


To be classified as a bus the motor vehicle must be designed and constructed for the carriage of at least eight passengers.

Driving through Bank Junction on public holidays

If a public holiday falls between Monday and Friday the restrictions between 7am-7pm will not be enforced.

Waiting, loading and parking maps

There are a selection of maps available on the Bank on Safety page.


020 7606 3030

Email the Bank on Safety Team.