Tolls to cross the Severn bridges into Wales have been removed on the 17th of December 2018.
The bridges carry around 25 million motorists a year, Blue Badge holders and not. Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said: "The end of the tolls is a major milestone for the economies of South Wales and south-west of England, and will remove historic barriers between communities. Scrapping the tolls means an end to generations of people paying to simply cross the border, meaning more money in their pockets, helping them with the cost of living and leaving them with more cash to spend in their local areas."
In Advance: The Mobility Exemption Pass allows free passage of the nominated vehicle on the M6 Toll only. If you think you may be eligible for a Mobility Exemption Pass, you must apply to Midland Expressway Limited as no other evidence of disability (e.g. Blue Badge) can be accepted. To qualify for the exemption, you must be on the higher rate disability living allowance and be road tax exempt.
To speak to someone about the mobility exemption pass with the M6 toll please call: 03306 600790
You can no longer pay for the Dartford Crossing at the barriers. Instead, you need to pay for each crossing you make in advance or by midnight the following day. It is still free to use the crossing between 10 pm and 6 am. This is to reduce congestion and ease traffic flow. The Dart Charge scheme includes new payment arrangements, which were introduced on 30 November 2014.
You may not have to pay the charge if you don’t pay vehicle tax because you’re disabled.
You’ll still have to pay if:
You have a Blue Badge but aren’t exempt from paying vehicle tax.
You travel in a vehicle that isn’t exempt.
You can also contact the Dart Charge team on 0300 300 0120
In Advance: The Humber Bridge Board provides toll exemption for people in receipt of the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance and who have a tax-exempt vehicle, i.e. a Motability car. The disabled person does not have to be the driver.
People must apply in advance by completing an application form with a copy of their tax exemption certificate and a copy of the vehicles tax disc or vehicle registration document. Once their application has been approved they are sent 20 vouchers, one being handed in for each journey made. The disabled person MUST be in the vehicle when an exemption voucher is used.
There is no limit on the number of tickets a person can have and further supplies are sent when the applicant submits a re-application form, sent out with each batch of tickets.
Your papers should be sent to:
The Humber Bridge Board
If you have any queries please contact the Humber Bridge administration office on (01482) 647161.
The Itchen Bridge provides a toll exemption for people in receipt of the higher rate of mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance. The scheme provides the disabled person with an identity card (Smartcard) and tokens to provide them free crossing in any vehicle (with the exception of HGV vehicles).
Itchen Bridge (Concession Dept.)
Itchen Toll Bridge
Postcode: SO19 9AD
Telephone: 023 8083 3008
or more information see: http://www.southampton.gov.uk/living/smartcities/bridgeinfo.aspx
For people in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance or exemption from Vehicle Excise Duty (Road tax), a concessionary rate of £10 with unlimited crossings for a 12-month period is available on production of the relevant certification. Disabled concession application forms are available on request by email, telephone, or in person from a bridge attendant.