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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

Speak Out on the Dartford Tunnel Tolls

9th November 2012
Speak Out on the Dartford Tunnel Tolls

Two consultations, which have been launched inviting commuters to speak out about the Dartford Tunnel Tolls, have been welcomed by Gordon Henderson MP.

The first consultation, being led by the Highways Agency, relates to the ‘Charging Scheme Order’ and allows commuters to comment on the proposals to give drivers options to pay the charge after they have used the Crossing and the proposed enforcement measures that would be used under free-slow when it comes into effect.

The second consultation, being run by the Department for Transport, is aimed at possibly charging local authorities and the Highways Agency. It aims to collect views on how road user charges should be enforced, ahead of free-flow being introduced.

Mr Henderson said,

“I have always said that the tolls at the Dartford Tunnel should have been scrapped once the cost of building it had been recovered and my opinion has not changed, which is why I will be using the consultation to put that case once again.

“However, if we are to continue having tolls then introducing a system that does away with the current queues at the toll booths is at least a step in the right direction.

“I would urge any of my constituents who use the Dartford Tunnel to take part in the consultations and express their views.”

For information on the consultations please click on the following links:

Charging Scheme Order – www.highways.gov.uk/dartfordcsoconsultation.

Road User Enforcement Regulations – www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-18

Both consultations closed on Monday 28th January 2013.

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