UPDATED: 150 toll booth staff could be made redundant when free-flow system comes in at Dartford Crossing

This Is Local London: This is how the Dartford Crossing will look once the tollbooths are removed. This is how the Dartford Crossing will look once the tollbooths are removed.

This is how the Dartford Crossing free-flow toll system will look when the scheme is introduced on October 26 this year, it has been revealed.

It has also been confirmed to the News Shopper that Connect Plus Services (CPS), which employs staff at the Dartford Crossing, has commenced a redundancy consultation period with 150 of its staff who run the present toll booths.  

A spokesman said: “This change is required to align the resources to meet the future needs of the M25 following the planned introduction of Dartford Free Flow by the Highways Agency in October 2014.

“As part of the consultation process a full support package will be available and redeployment opportunities will be explored.”

Fees for drivers using the crossing are also on the up- cars will have to pay £2.50 per crossing, it will go up to £3 for two-axle vehicles and £6 for HGVs once free-flow charging is implemented.

APNR technology, similar to how charges are collected for the London Congestion charge, will be used to register the number plates of cars and other vehicles using the Dartford Crossing.

The free-flow system means drivers will no longer have to pay charges at the barrier and payment will be taken remotely by methods including via text message and online.

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson revealed the details to the News Shopper and said 'at least something was being done to cut down the congestion and pollution'.

This Is Local London:

He said: "This is the first time since the bridge was built that something has actually been done to cut down on the amount of traffic that builds up around Dartford.

"I want the tolls scrapped and I am continuing to campaign for this.

"At least this new system is some way to cutting down on waiting times to get through the crossing.

"This has been spoken about for years, it is good to see something actually being done."

Haulage companies based in Dartford have called for a local discount scheme to be put in place for businesses after a new resident's discount came into force on Saturday.

Dartford residents registered in the Local Residents’ Discount Scheme and anyone with a light-goods vehicle in Dartford can now pay a one-off fee of £20 and have an unlimited number of crossings each year.

Chris Smart runs Smart Freight Solutions in Central Road, Dartford and he is calling for businesses to have a discount like residents.

He said: "We spend about £7000 on the crossing each year. We have got no choice and have to use the Dartford Crossing, we cannot use the Blackwall Tunnel or the Woolwich Ferry.

"Most of our work is north of the river.

"It is ridiculous that businesses in Dartford get no incentive to be based in the area."

Ray Murphy from Intersped Logistics UK Limited based in Riverside Way, Dartford, has been running for 32 years, and said the new charges would add another £1000 a year to his bills.

He added: "Removing the barriers might alleviate traffic in the short-term but its not a long-term solution. The toll charges are killing local businesses."

Mr Johnson added: "It is not fair that residents and businesses don't get the same deal.

"The fairest thing for everyone would be to remove the payments for the bridge completely, there is always someone who misses out."

A new law has also been passed to allow vehicles which flout the charges can now be seized if they repeatedly fail to pay the tolls and foreign bailiffs could be used to chase missed payments.

A protest by UKIP also took place at the Junction 1A overpass on the M25 just before the toll booths in Dartford on Monday morning.

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12:20pm Mon 3 Mar 14

joncook says...

£2.50 to cross! What a disgusting joke! Bearing in mind the promises that were made that once the original crossing was paid for it would be free!
How have they been able to get away with this?
This makes it very clear who the real criminals are!
£2.50 to cross! What a disgusting joke! Bearing in mind the promises that were made that once the original crossing was paid for it would be free! How have they been able to get away with this? This makes it very clear who the real criminals are! joncook
  • Score: 68

12:20pm Mon 3 Mar 14

bobhewitt says...

Concerning the changes being made to make the Dartford Toll Free-Flow in Oct 2014. I haven't seen anything mentioned about the existing Dart Tag system. Will this still operate ? It currently gives us a little bit of discount when you pre-pay. I live in a road in DA1 with a Dartford address but pay my Council Tax to Bexley - it's so unfair that I cannot take advantage of the new discount scheme as I am non resident.
Concerning the changes being made to make the Dartford Toll Free-Flow in Oct 2014. I haven't seen anything mentioned about the existing Dart Tag system. Will this still operate ? It currently gives us a little bit of discount when you pre-pay. I live in a road in DA1 with a Dartford address but pay my Council Tax to Bexley - it's so unfair that I cannot take advantage of the new discount scheme as I am non resident. bobhewitt
  • Score: 22

12:28pm Mon 3 Mar 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Free crossing for all the foreign lorries and foreign drivers over here.
While the Brits foot the bill for a bridge they already paid to build.

You couldn't make it up !

Foreign bailiffs.........don
't make me laugh.
Free crossing for all the foreign lorries and foreign drivers over here. While the Brits foot the bill for a bridge they already paid to build. You couldn't make it up ! Foreign bailiffs.........don 't make me laugh. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 40

12:34pm Mon 3 Mar 14

gorgeousgussie says...

Haven't we paid for this yet? How many more years to go?
Haven't we paid for this yet? How many more years to go? gorgeousgussie
  • Score: 40

12:37pm Mon 3 Mar 14

gemmy says...

Will there be any job losses with the booths going?
Will there be any job losses with the booths going? gemmy
  • Score: 4

12:50pm Mon 3 Mar 14

j.j. says...

£2.50 per car is not a viable solution. An increasing number of drivers will queue into Blackwall tunnel instead of using the Dartford crossing. As a result, the problem with pollution with probably become even worse in Greenwich.
£2.50 per car is not a viable solution. An increasing number of drivers will queue into Blackwall tunnel instead of using the Dartford crossing. As a result, the problem with pollution with probably become even worse in Greenwich. j.j.
  • Score: 24

12:58pm Mon 3 Mar 14

joertmclark says...

What they need to do here is keep building more river crossings over the Thames.
The congestion is ridiculous and a charge to cross the river is completely absurd.
What they need to do here is keep building more river crossings over the Thames. The congestion is ridiculous and a charge to cross the river is completely absurd. joertmclark
  • Score: 23

3:41pm Mon 3 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Makes sense, AGENDA 21 Population reduction
Makes sense, AGENDA 21 Population reduction white rabbit9
  • Score: 3

3:59pm Mon 3 Mar 14

cookster says...

It's a good job Bob Crow isn't in charge of the toll-operators union!
It's a good job Bob Crow isn't in charge of the toll-operators union! cookster
  • Score: 8

4:00pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Wombles4000 says...

Increasing prices + no barriers = many more fake plates?
Increasing prices + no barriers = many more fake plates? Wombles4000
  • Score: 11

4:02pm Mon 3 Mar 14

jakog67 says...

Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people.
Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people. jakog67
  • Score: 15

4:04pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Wombles4000 says...

Plus Boris cancelling the Thamesmead crossing after being elected in 2008 doesn't help at all and does make you wonder why he did. It forces many to Dartford and they can keep increasing the price as few alternatives, and shortly after in 2010 it was privatised. A nice long period of easy money for the owners.

SE London voted for Boris (he won big in Bexley and Bromley), and Kent and SE London keeps voting for MPs that do nothing about this.
Plus Boris cancelling the Thamesmead crossing after being elected in 2008 doesn't help at all and does make you wonder why he did. It forces many to Dartford and they can keep increasing the price as few alternatives, and shortly after in 2010 it was privatised. A nice long period of easy money for the owners. SE London voted for Boris (he won big in Bexley and Bromley), and Kent and SE London keeps voting for MPs that do nothing about this. Wombles4000
  • Score: 11

4:54pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Andy501 says...

How will the traffic be stopped when tankers need escorting through an emptyttunnel?
How will the traffic be stopped when tankers need escorting through an emptyttunnel? Andy501
  • Score: 9

5:09pm Mon 3 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

The Fozziest of Bears wrote:
Free crossing for all the foreign lorries and foreign drivers over here.
While the Brits foot the bill for a bridge they already paid to build.

You couldn't make it up !

Foreign bailiffs.........don

't make me laugh.
I was a bit baffled at first as to why UKIP were protesting but at second glance it's clear that a huge chunk of South-East London/North West Kent Tories will be switching to UKIP after this blunder.
[quote][p][bold]The Fozziest of Bears[/bold] wrote: Free crossing for all the foreign lorries and foreign drivers over here. While the Brits foot the bill for a bridge they already paid to build. You couldn't make it up ! Foreign bailiffs.........don 't make me laugh.[/p][/quote]I was a bit baffled at first as to why UKIP were protesting but at second glance it's clear that a huge chunk of South-East London/North West Kent Tories will be switching to UKIP after this blunder. SidcupResident
  • Score: 16

5:15pm Mon 3 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

jakog67 wrote:
Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people.
One of my mates has just been told about a 'Customer Service Agent' job with TFL, if you're interested.

https://tfl.taleo.ne
t/careersection/exte
rnal/moresearch.ftl?
lang=en

It's on the third page I believe. I noticed there's a 3 year engineering apprenticeship as well if anyone knows anybody in the 16-20ish age bracket looking for a job.
[quote][p][bold]jakog67[/bold] wrote: Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people.[/p][/quote]One of my mates has just been told about a 'Customer Service Agent' job with TFL, if you're interested. https://tfl.taleo.ne t/careersection/exte rnal/moresearch.ftl? lang=en It's on the third page I believe. I noticed there's a 3 year engineering apprenticeship as well if anyone knows anybody in the 16-20ish age bracket looking for a job. SidcupResident
  • Score: 5

5:19pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

So will they be scrapping the FREE crossing between 10pm and 6am? I really hope not.
So will they be scrapping the FREE crossing between 10pm and 6am? I really hope not. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -12

7:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

moody lady says...

This bridge was meant to be free after 6 years of being built. once again british public lied too.
This bridge was meant to be free after 6 years of being built. once again british public lied too. moody lady
  • Score: 16

9:24pm Mon 3 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

jakog67 wrote:
Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people.
This is with near enough all services, Human beings built trains, built the tracks, stations, roads. The money for this was never there, it was all created out of thin air. So the people in power at the time all live in luxury while the working class who worked sweat blood and tears; and lives, but remember money doesn't exist. Look what is going on with this bridge it's just a scratch with what they want. Technology to replace human beings where If you look at the film the MATRIX does the film look like it's coming real? We are slaves to the corporations and the people up at the top of the pyramid create money out of thin air for this to happen. Welcome to slavery! Feel sorry for your kids as they will have to live in world war 2 but 1000 times worse.
[quote][p][bold]jakog67[/bold] wrote: Nice of them to advertise for a toll booth operator last week when im looking for work, luckily I didnt apply, I feel for the staff who will be out of a job. The £2.50 is a joke since the bridge has been paid for!, greedy people.[/p][/quote]This is with near enough all services, Human beings built trains, built the tracks, stations, roads. The money for this was never there, it was all created out of thin air. So the people in power at the time all live in luxury while the working class who worked sweat blood and tears; and lives, but remember money doesn't exist. Look what is going on with this bridge it's just a scratch with what they want. Technology to replace human beings where If you look at the film the MATRIX does the film look like it's coming real? We are slaves to the corporations and the people up at the top of the pyramid create money out of thin air for this to happen. Welcome to slavery! Feel sorry for your kids as they will have to live in world war 2 but 1000 times worse. white rabbit9
  • Score: 5

9:45pm Mon 3 Mar 14

fatboy2000 says...

will be interesting to see if once the employees are evicted from the booths to see if the toll fee will drop?...............
....mmm I think not. so where will all that money go? probably into one of the rich f*!$ers pockets, probably part of the same group of dimwits who promised us it would be only till it was paid for. its a pi**ing joke, its most likely been payed for 100 times over already. once they realised it was an earner they probably tried to see how long they could get away with it & screw even more money from the helpless motorist in the process. greeeeeedy b!*$tards.
this country is more corrupt than we'll ever know!!!!!!!
will be interesting to see if once the employees are evicted from the booths to see if the toll fee will drop?............... ....mmm I think not. so where will all that money go? probably into one of the rich f*!$ers pockets, probably part of the same group of dimwits who promised us it would be only till it was paid for. its a pi**ing joke, its most likely been payed for 100 times over already. once they realised it was an earner they probably tried to see how long they could get away with it & screw even more money from the helpless motorist in the process. greeeeeedy b!*$tards. this country is more corrupt than we'll ever know!!!!!!! fatboy2000
  • Score: 9

9:08am Tue 4 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

It's called investment.

investors

(investing) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

Profit= screwing over people. It's a pyramid scheme. Those up the top are commiting FRAUD!
It's called investment. investors (investing) the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit Profit= screwing over people. It's a pyramid scheme. Those up the top are commiting FRAUD! white rabbit9
  • Score: 8

11:48am Tue 4 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist.
How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 30

11:51am Tue 4 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

gemmy wrote:
Will there be any job losses with the booths going?
It did state in the article that redundancies were being issued.
[quote][p][bold]gemmy[/bold] wrote: Will there be any job losses with the booths going?[/p][/quote]It did state in the article that redundancies were being issued. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 5

12:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

gemmy says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
gemmy wrote:
Will there be any job losses with the booths going?
It did state in the article that redundancies were being issued.
It didn't to start with
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gemmy[/bold] wrote: Will there be any job losses with the booths going?[/p][/quote]It did state in the article that redundancies were being issued.[/p][/quote]It didn't to start with gemmy
  • Score: -1

1:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Wombles4000 says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist.
Boris and local mps and councils refuse to do it.

Hopefully people look at bit more closely at what they vote for in mayoral and local elections. Bet they don't though and continue moaning.

Bexley council and Boris blocked a Thamesmead bridge. Coalition privatised Dartford shortly after. Ever increasing charges and no alternative crossing is the result.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist.[/p][/quote]Boris and local mps and councils refuse to do it. Hopefully people look at bit more closely at what they vote for in mayoral and local elections. Bet they don't though and continue moaning. Bexley council and Boris blocked a Thamesmead bridge. Coalition privatised Dartford shortly after. Ever increasing charges and no alternative crossing is the result. Wombles4000
  • Score: 4

8:37pm Tue 4 Mar 14

cherished says...

Its not a toll but a congestion charge... noticed this on the new proposed signage. I wondered what will happen when the bridge is closed and one tunnel is used to return from Thurrock? How will this be managed? I can see a free for all, with many more accidents, so glad to see an Ikea will open in Charlton!!
Its not a toll but a congestion charge... noticed this on the new proposed signage. I wondered what will happen when the bridge is closed and one tunnel is used to return from Thurrock? How will this be managed? I can see a free for all, with many more accidents, so glad to see an Ikea will open in Charlton!! cherished
  • Score: 5

8:48pm Tue 4 Mar 14

bobhewitt says...

I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.
I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well. bobhewitt
  • Score: 2

4:35pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Petras says...

gemmy wrote:
Will there be any job losses with the booths going?
Can you read?
[quote][p][bold]gemmy[/bold] wrote: Will there be any job losses with the booths going?[/p][/quote]Can you read? Petras
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Petras says...

Wombles4000 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist.
Boris and local mps and councils refuse to do it.

Hopefully people look at bit more closely at what they vote for in mayoral and local elections. Bet they don't though and continue moaning.

Bexley council and Boris blocked a Thamesmead bridge. Coalition privatised Dartford shortly after. Ever increasing charges and no alternative crossing is the result.
Nothing to do with Boris. He is Mayor of a London. This is not in London
[quote][p][bold]Wombles4000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: How about campaigning to scrap the charges altogether?it's amazing how short politicians minds are isn't it? When this Bridge first opened, it was reported that after a few years the charges collected would have paid the debt for building this Bridge, in effect, toll charges would stop altogether. Instead, this greedy cash cow Is increasing them. They should get stuffed and stop fleecing the motorist.[/p][/quote]Boris and local mps and councils refuse to do it. Hopefully people look at bit more closely at what they vote for in mayoral and local elections. Bet they don't though and continue moaning. Bexley council and Boris blocked a Thamesmead bridge. Coalition privatised Dartford shortly after. Ever increasing charges and no alternative crossing is the result.[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with Boris. He is Mayor of a London. This is not in London Petras
  • Score: -3

4:51pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Petras says...

bobhewitt wrote:
I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.
Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways.
gov.uk/our-road-netw
ork/managing-our-roa
ds/improving-our-net
work/the-dartford-th
urrock-river-crossin
g/
[quote][p][bold]bobhewitt[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.[/p][/quote]Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways. gov.uk/our-road-netw ork/managing-our-roa ds/improving-our-net work/the-dartford-th urrock-river-crossin g/ Petras
  • Score: 1

5:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

cherished says...

Petras wrote:
bobhewitt wrote:
I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.
Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways.

gov.uk/our-road-netw

ork/managing-our-roa

ds/improving-our-net

work/the-dartford-th

urrock-river-crossin

g/
I currently can use my dart tag in any car as its not the residents scheme, I cannot see what will happen about that, we choose the large or smaller car depending on what we are going to buy?
[quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobhewitt[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.[/p][/quote]Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways. gov.uk/our-road-netw ork/managing-our-roa ds/improving-our-net work/the-dartford-th urrock-river-crossin g/[/p][/quote]I currently can use my dart tag in any car as its not the residents scheme, I cannot see what will happen about that, we choose the large or smaller car depending on what we are going to buy? cherished
  • Score: 2

5:20pm Wed 5 Mar 14

bobhewitt says...

cherished wrote:
Petras wrote:
bobhewitt wrote:
I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.
Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways.


gov.uk/our-road-netw


ork/managing-our-roa


ds/improving-our-net


work/the-dartford-th


urrock-river-crossin


g/
I currently can use my dart tag in any car as its not the residents scheme, I cannot see what will happen about that, we choose the large or smaller car depending on what we are going to buy?
Good point about the two car issue! Reading the Highways Agency link above it certainly states that the Dart-Tag can be used after the change but it's not clear if it can be topped up once the credit has gone as now. I suspect it will go and we can top up the account online but not necessarily at the discounted rate. Grim!
[quote][p][bold]cherished[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobhewitt[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Dart-Tag office asking whether the system would still operate after the change in October. They wrote back saying I would receive a response within 7 days. When I got the answer they stated that they didn't know. Sounds to me it may well be taken away and we will lose the reduced tariff. Like another reader I am glad Ikea are coming to Greenwich. I fear Lakeside in general will suffer as well.[/p][/quote]Yes Dart tag still used and yes still discount. See http://www.highways. gov.uk/our-road-netw ork/managing-our-roa ds/improving-our-net work/the-dartford-th urrock-river-crossin g/[/p][/quote]I currently can use my dart tag in any car as its not the residents scheme, I cannot see what will happen about that, we choose the large or smaller car depending on what we are going to buy?[/p][/quote]Good point about the two car issue! Reading the Highways Agency link above it certainly states that the Dart-Tag can be used after the change but it's not clear if it can be topped up once the credit has gone as now. I suspect it will go and we can top up the account online but not necessarily at the discounted rate. Grim! bobhewitt
  • Score: 4

6:59pm Wed 5 Mar 14

cherished says...

Ive read it that there will be discount if paid for in advance, like the tag?
Ive read it that there will be discount if paid for in advance, like the tag? cherished
  • Score: -2

10:22am Thu 6 Mar 14

gemmy says...

Petras wrote:
gemmy wrote:
Will there be any job losses with the booths going?
Can you read?
The original article did not mention job losses, it's been re-edited since I made this comment
[quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gemmy[/bold] wrote: Will there be any job losses with the booths going?[/p][/quote]Can you read?[/p][/quote]The original article did not mention job losses, it's been re-edited since I made this comment gemmy
  • Score: 0

10:44am Thu 6 Mar 14

bobhewitt says...

cherished wrote:
Ive read it that there will be discount if paid for in advance, like the tag?
Thanks cherished. If that's the case then that will be fine. Let's also hope that those with more than one car can register them so any car listed will debit the persons account when passing through the NPR cameras.
[quote][p][bold]cherished[/bold] wrote: Ive read it that there will be discount if paid for in advance, like the tag?[/p][/quote]Thanks cherished. If that's the case then that will be fine. Let's also hope that those with more than one car can register them so any car listed will debit the persons account when passing through the NPR cameras. bobhewitt
  • Score: 11

10:59am Thu 6 Mar 14

bolton paul defiant says...

So what ever happened to the 'crossing will be free, once Dartford Bridge has been paid for' promise by our lying lib/lab/con politicians?
So what ever happened to the 'crossing will be free, once Dartford Bridge has been paid for' promise by our lying lib/lab/con politicians? bolton paul defiant
  • Score: 19

10:10am Wed 12 Mar 14

tellmethisdoesn'twork says...

A new crossing has been agreed to ease the pressure.
Where is it...a new tunnel right next to Blackwall...what logic!

What has Ikea at charlton to do with this thread?
(unless it's being developed by the new charlton athletic owner and earmarked for the valley!!!)
A new crossing has been agreed to ease the pressure. Where is it...a new tunnel right next to Blackwall...what logic! What has Ikea at charlton to do with this thread? (unless it's being developed by the new charlton athletic owner and earmarked for the valley!!!) tellmethisdoesn'twork
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Wed 19 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

It's the same with everything created, once it get built then their is 'investors' profiting from owning somthing is how the world works and is getting worse.
Only the rothschilds bankers who manipiulated the system to meet there greed and now own everything, the 1 %. They thought their devous manipulation of us would never be found out, how wrong they were. Their is only one way out of this mess, UNDERSTAND MONEY IS NOT REAL! Destroy these parasites, It's all an illusion they've been mani[ulating for over 800 years at the price of human stupidity.
It's the same with everything created, once it get built then their is 'investors' profiting from owning somthing is how the world works and is getting worse. Only the rothschilds bankers who manipiulated the system to meet there greed and now own everything, the 1 %. They thought their devous manipulation of us would never be found out, how wrong they were. Their is only one way out of this mess, UNDERSTAND MONEY IS NOT REAL! Destroy these parasites, It's all an illusion they've been mani[ulating for over 800 years at the price of human stupidity. white rabbit9
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3:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

johntelf says...

If there is no longer the need to pay 150 staff at the crossing, nor maintain and renew the machinery at the gates what is the stated justification in raising the tolls to £2.50? If the traffic is to be free-flowing it seems that no expense is then being incurred by the owners on a daily basis and no work carried out, except regular maintenance checks on the bridges structure. That is already carried out within the existing £2 toll.
If there is no longer the need to pay 150 staff at the crossing, nor maintain and renew the machinery at the gates what is the stated justification in raising the tolls to £2.50? If the traffic is to be free-flowing it seems that no expense is then being incurred by the owners on a daily basis and no work carried out, except regular maintenance checks on the bridges structure. That is already carried out within the existing £2 toll. johntelf
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