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Dartford Crossing - Toll Charge Increase

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 charge.


Future Developments

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

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