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Dartford Crossing charge set to go up in October

THE Dartford Crossing charge is set to go up in the autumn.

The increase will only apply to car drivers with pre-paid accounts.

Currently, a prepaid crossing for car, motorhomes and small minibuses costs £1.67,

However from October 1 this will increase to £2.

All other rates will remain unaffected.

A Highways England spokesperson said: “More than a million people are eligible to save money on every crossing at Dartford after having signed up to the Dart Charge pre-pay account.

“With over 55 million vehicles travelling over Dartford Crossing every year, there is an ongoing need to manage increasing demand at the crossing.

“After nine years of operating a 33 per cent discount for cars, the Department for Transport has reviewed how fairly the benefits to account holders are spread across different vehicle types and have aligned the Class B rate more closely to Classes C and D.

“From 1 October 2018 the new discounted rate for Class B vehicles at the Dartford Crossing will be £2.00, that’s a 20 per cent reduction on the standard rate.

“All other rates will be unaffected by this change.”


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