Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting BWT to 80360 or you can email us »
Essex: Dartford Crossing charges to rise this weekend
11:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in News
Charges for the Dartford Crossing will increase from Sunday.
From 6am, cash payments will rise from £1.50 to £2 for cars, from £2 to £2.50 for two axle goods vehicles, and from £3.70 to £5 for multi axle goods vehicles. The crossing will remain free for motorcyclists, and discounts will continue for local residents and DART-Tag account holders who pay in advance.
Any vehicle using the crossing between 10pm and 6am can continue to do so for free.
Money from the new charges will pay for improvements to tackle congestion and improve journey times, including the introduction of free-flow electronic charging.