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.
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.”