Dart Charge to increase 20%
The Dart Charge for Class B vehicles on registered accounts is to increase 20% from 1 October 2018.
The charge, which applies to cars (including trailers), motorhomes and minibuses using the Dartford Crossing, is normally set at a standard rate of £2.50 but account holders benefit from a rate of £1.67. This will rise to £2.00 from October, bringing the discount on the standard rate down to 20% from 33%. However, account holder charges for all other vehicle classes will stay the same.
A spokesperson for the Dart Charge said the change was taking place due to “an ongoing need to manage increasing demand at the Crossing” and would make “for a more equitable rate between different vehicle classes”.
The Class B changes will automatically apply from 1 October and will show on monthly statements.
|Vehicle Class||Standard Rate||Account Holder Discounted Rate
(up to 22:00 on 30/9/18)
|Account Holder Discounted Rate
(from 06:00 on 1/10/18)
|A – Motorcycles, mopeds and quad bikes||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00|
|B – Cars (including trailers), motorhomes and minibuses (with 9 or less seats including the driver’s seat)||£2.50||£1.67||£2.00|
|C – Vehicles with 2 axles||£3.00||£2.63||£2.63|
|D – Vehicles with more than 2 axles||£6.00||£5.19||£5.19|