Dartford Crossing - Toll Charge Increase
Dartford crossing toll charges are set to increase as of the 7th October 2012
as announced earlier this year by Roads Minister Mike Penning. These plans are
set in place to meet the current and growing demands of road users.
Drivers of cars and 2 axle goods vehicles will see an increase of 50 pence to
use the crossing. Cash payments will increase for cars from £1.50 to £2.00 and
for 2 axle vehicles it will increase from £2.00 to £2.50.
The rise for Heavy Goods Vehicles is an extra £1.30 per vehicle taking the
cost from £3.70 to £5.00. Discounts for Dart-Tag users remain in place and
crossing between the hours of 2200 and 0600 will continue to be free of
Options are being currently being analysed for a new crossing on the Lower
Thames area and 2014 will also see the introduction of free flow charging. This
will allow drivers to pass through the Dartford crossing without having to stop,
reducing journey times for drivers and congestion at the crossing.
The proposed Electronic charging scheme will see further increases to toll
charges not set to be in place until autumn 2014. The increase of charges will
mean that cars and 2 axles vehicles will have to pay £3.00 and Heavy Goods
Vehicles will be charged £6.00.
Source: BBC NEWS
Story By: Derek Broomfield
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Date : 06-09-2012