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Severn Bridge tolls finally abolished

Drivers can now travel for free across both the Prince of Wales and original Severn Crossing for the first time in 52 years.


Severn Bridge toll has reduced to £5.60 from £6.70 for car drivers

The tolls’ removal will save regular commuters around £1,400 per year

Plans to abolish the tolls were first announced more than a year ago and have now come to fruition slightly earlier than the original deadline of the end of the year and just in time for the festive getaway.

The move is expected to save regular commuters around £1,400 per year and provide an estimated annual boost of over £100m for the Welsh economy.

The final driver to pay to cross over from England to Wales yesterday was the Welsh Secretary, Alun Cairns, who 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, and delivering this has been one of my key aims as Welsh Secretary.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.