Dartford Toll Rises Proposal Consultation
28 November 2011
The proposal to increase the charges have been stalled by the government. The Federation of Small Businesses has renewed its call for a review to consider the abolition of the tolls. See today's Kent News article.
2 August 2011
A consultation about the proposals to increase the tolls opened on 30 June and is running until 23 September 2011. For cars, currently charged £1.50 (since 2008), the toll would increase to £2 this year and then to £2.50 in 2012. The rationale for the proposals can be found here.
Concerns have been expressed that the rise in charges may not have the desired effect of annual revenue increases of £19.9 million but will lead to increased congestion on other routes - see article: Dartford toll hike "will worsen London traffic"
See the Association of British Drivers (London Region) August Newsletter and November 2001 Observations