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Roads: Tolls

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what tolls and charges are applied for use of (a) bridges and (b) tunnels on the motorway and trunk road network, broken down by charges for (i) cars, (ii) buses, (iii) lorries and (iv) motorcycles. (226728)

Tolls and charges are applied to certain bridges and tunnels on the motorway and trunk road network in England. Only the Dartford crossing is the direct responsibility of the Government. The Severn river crossings and M6 toll are operated by concessionaires. The Tamar crossing and Tyne tunnel, although forming parts of trunk road routes, are the responsibility of local authorities. The following information is available from the websites of the operators. These websites also provide more detailed information on tolls and charges such as discounts for those choosing to pay using electronic “tags”.

Severn River Crossings (tolls are charged westwards only)

£

Vehicle Category 1 (Up to 9 Seats)

5.30

Vehicle Category 2 (Small bus up to 17 seats and Goods vehicles up to 3,500kg)

10.60

Vehicle Category 3 (18 seats and more and goods vehicles from 3,500kg)

15.90

Note:

1 Motorcycles are exempt from Toll Charges.

Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing

£

6am-10pm

10pm-6am

Motor Cycle

Free

Free

Motor Car

£1.00

£1.00

Light or Medium Goods Vehicle

£1.80

£1.00

HGV, Motor Coach or Omnibus

£2.90

£1.00

Note:

As Parliament has previously been notified, a new charging regime is being introduced shortly. Charges will change from 10pm on 15 November 2008.

M6 Toll

£

6am-11pm

11 pm-6am

Class 1 (Motorcycle)

2.50

1.50

Class 2 (Car)

4.50

3.50

Class 3 (Car & Trailer)

8.00

7.00

Class 4 (Van/Coach)

9.00

8.00

Class 5 (HGV)

9.00

8.00

Tamar Bridge

£

Single

With trailer

Motorcycle

Free

Free

2 Axle MGW under 3.5 tonnes

1.00

2.00

2 Axle MGW over 3.5 tonnes

2.50

5.00

3 Axle HGV

4.00

8.00

4 or more Axles HGV

5.50

11.00

Tyne Tunnel

£

Motorbikes

20p

Cars and Light Vans

1.20

Lorries, Buses, Vans over 3,500kg

1.50