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Dartford River Crossing

Volume 485: debated on Thursday 18 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles (a) used and (b) were predicted before the start of the year to use the Dartford River Crossing in each of the last 12 months which paid by (i) cash and (ii) Dart Tag; and how many used the crossing in each month of the previous 12 months and paid by cash. (245410)

The following tables set out the information requested:

December

January

February

March

April

May

June

Actual 2006-07

Cash vehicles

3,345,218

2,872,483

2,850,899

3,311,800

3,412,657

3,494,516

3,485,125

Dart Tag vehicles

874,264

1,016,204

953,081

1,086,697

973,733

1,061,490

1,040,529

Total

4,219,482

3,888,687

3,803,980

4,398,497

4,386,390

4,556,006

4,525,654

Projected 2007-08

Cash vehicles

3,326,414

2,861,881

2,837,276

3,313,699

3,378,530

3,459,571

3,450,274

Dart Tag vehicles

875,733

1,013,047

953,834

1,077,047

963,996

1,050,875

1,030,124

Total

4,202,147

3,874,928

3,791,110

4,390,746

4,342,526

4,510,446

4,480,397

Actual 2007-08

Cash vehicles

3,242,760

2,888,191

2,976,707

3,223,931

3,232,646

3,437,826

3,347,945

Dart Tag vehicles

854,054

1,049,550

1,026,015

984,399

1,076,323

1,028,338

1,041,806

Total

4,096,814

3,937,741

4,002,722

4,208,330

4,308,969

4,466,164

4,389,751

July

August

September

October

November

Total

Actual 2006-07

Cash vehicles

3,633,070

3,780,282

3,486,060

3,427,395

3,187,061

40,286,566

Dart Tag vehicles

1,057,714

1,010,793

996,365

1,088,126

1,063,974

12,222,970

Total

4,690,784

4,791,075

4,482,425

4,515,521

4,251,035

52,509,536

Projected 2007-08

Cash vehicles

3,596,739

3,742,479

3,451,199

3,393,121

3,155,190

39,966,374

Dart Tag vehicles

1,047,137

1,000,685

986,401

1,077,245

1,053,334

12,129,458

Total

4,643,876

4,743,164

4,437,601

4,470,366

4,208,525

52,095,832

Actual 2007-08

Cash vehicles

3,597,970

3,729,553

3,304,591

3,347,900

2,790,671

39,120,691

Dart Tag vehicles

1,098,397

941,550

1,055,653

1,122,481

1,031,550

12,310,116

Total

4,696,367

4,671,103

4,360,244

4,470,381

3,822,221

51,430,807