Dartford Crossing tolls to rise to £2.50

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TOLLS at the Dartford Crossing are set to rise to £2.50 per journey.

Following the Chancellor's Comprehensive Spending Review, it emerged the tolls will rise to £2 next year and then up to £2.50 per crossing in 2012.

The controversial announcements will affect the thousands of motorists and businesses which use the Dartford Crossing daily.

A statement from the Treasury said: "The department and the Highways Agency are developing options to improve the crossing for motorists including: exploring a new additional crossing; using free flow charging to improve efficiency; and removing charges to aid flow when congestion is most severe.

"The increased charges will be used to fund this work."

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5:34pm Wed 20 Oct 10

Catfish says...

DISGUSTING!!!!!!
DISGUSTING!!!!!! Catfish
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7:03pm Wed 20 Oct 10

exsouthender says...

as the old gran from Catherine Tate would say "What a f**king liberty"........this is just daylight robbery
as the old gran from Catherine Tate would say "What a f**king liberty"........this is just daylight robbery exsouthender
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7:06pm Wed 20 Oct 10

village of the damned says...

what a f*ckin p!ss take!! :O glad i'm not a driver
what a f*ckin p!ss take!! :O glad i'm not a driver village of the damned
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7:16pm Wed 20 Oct 10

Interestedofessex says...

So if I'm reading this right, I have an idea:- Each morning, get a load of people to pay the £2.50 in 1p's. This will cause a backlog of traffic and then they'll open up the barriers and everybody else will get it for free!!
So if I'm reading this right, I have an idea:- Each morning, get a load of people to pay the £2.50 in 1p's. This will cause a backlog of traffic and then they'll open up the barriers and everybody else will get it for free!! Interestedofessex
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7:24pm Wed 20 Oct 10

VictoriaLS says...

Sounds about right!!!!
Sounds about right!!!! VictoriaLS
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7:26pm Wed 20 Oct 10

Frank1 says...

They do it because they know we will just moan about it and eventually accept it.

They went back on a promise to stop tolls after construction costs were met and have done nothing other than take cash off us since.

They scrapped the alternative London crossing which might have eased some congestion and does anyone really think the claim to be looking at alternative crossings is anything other than spin ?

Does not matter though because we will just accept it all like we always do. Look at the reaction in France to just one measure about pensions and then compare it to all the cuts and hardship that was announced today.

No wonder they want a fixed term Parliament. Shame on the Lib Dems for propping these people up. £850bn to bail out the banks and the deficit is £150bn or thereabouts.

We are being taken for mugs.
They do it because they know we will just moan about it and eventually accept it. They went back on a promise to stop tolls after construction costs were met and have done nothing other than take cash off us since. They scrapped the alternative London crossing which might have eased some congestion and does anyone really think the claim to be looking at alternative crossings is anything other than spin ? Does not matter though because we will just accept it all like we always do. Look at the reaction in France to just one measure about pensions and then compare it to all the cuts and hardship that was announced today. No wonder they want a fixed term Parliament. Shame on the Lib Dems for propping these people up. £850bn to bail out the banks and the deficit is £150bn or thereabouts. We are being taken for mugs. Frank1
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7:34pm Wed 20 Oct 10

e8joe says...

This is how the title "rip off britain" came about, a typical example
This is how the title "rip off britain" came about, a typical example e8joe
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7:35pm Wed 20 Oct 10

'V' says...

If you voted tory this is YOUR fault.


NEVER TRUST A TORY.
If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY. 'V'
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7:44pm Wed 20 Oct 10

jolllyboy says...

Politicians never follow through on a promise that means they lose income no matter what party. This is a horrendous increase however especially for those who use the crossing for work. Time someone came up with an alternative way of some sort of shuttle either side to avoid actually driving over.
Politicians never follow through on a promise that means they lose income no matter what party. This is a horrendous increase however especially for those who use the crossing for work. Time someone came up with an alternative way of some sort of shuttle either side to avoid actually driving over. jolllyboy
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7:44pm Wed 20 Oct 10

Seasider90 says...

I didn't vote Tory but think back to who got us in this mess. We should do what the French do and say enough is enough. Blockade the tunnel - remember it was supposed to be free! Some people don't have a choice but to use the tunnel for work. I don't use it that often but I'd be glad to join any action supporting those that do.
I didn't vote Tory but think back to who got us in this mess. We should do what the French do and say enough is enough. Blockade the tunnel - remember it was supposed to be free! Some people don't have a choice but to use the tunnel for work. I don't use it that often but I'd be glad to join any action supporting those that do. Seasider90
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8:11pm Wed 20 Oct 10

whats right says...

AM I NOT RIGHT THAT JUST BEFORE THE LAST FARSICAL GEN ELECTION THE BROWN TEAM SAID THEY WER LOOKING TO SELL THE CROSSING OFF
SO WHY DONT THE COALITION MOB DO THE SAME GIVE TO PUBLIC OWNING THEN THAT MONEY RAISED BY SELLING SHOULD GO TO GETTING THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE MESS IT IS IN
BETTER STILL TRY SELLING I IT OFF TO THE GERMAN STATE ENTERPISE V D.B.SHENKNKER AFTER ALL THEY OWN A GREAT SHARE IN OUR RAILWAYS EVEN THOUGH WE WON WW2
OR WAIT TILL THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION OR NEXT ELECTION GOD WHO WANTS TO BE BRITISH I DID
AM I NOT RIGHT THAT JUST BEFORE THE LAST FARSICAL GEN ELECTION THE BROWN TEAM SAID THEY WER LOOKING TO SELL THE CROSSING OFF SO WHY DONT THE COALITION MOB DO THE SAME GIVE TO PUBLIC OWNING THEN THAT MONEY RAISED BY SELLING SHOULD GO TO GETTING THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE MESS IT IS IN BETTER STILL TRY SELLING I IT OFF TO THE GERMAN STATE ENTERPISE V D.B.SHENKNKER AFTER ALL THEY OWN A GREAT SHARE IN OUR RAILWAYS EVEN THOUGH WE WON WW2 OR WAIT TILL THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION OR NEXT ELECTION GOD WHO WANTS TO BE BRITISH I DID whats right
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8:12pm Wed 20 Oct 10

BASILBRUSH says...

Causing more delays by raising the price can't be good for the economy surely?
Causing more delays by raising the price can't be good for the economy surely? BASILBRUSH
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8:14pm Wed 20 Oct 10

BASILBRUSH says...

As the people moaning about the Tories. At least they are doing something about the mess the last administration put us in. Backed by the IMF and leading business groups.
As the people moaning about the Tories. At least they are doing something about the mess the last administration put us in. Backed by the IMF and leading business groups. BASILBRUSH
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9:16pm Wed 20 Oct 10

Nutter says...

Now where do i start...........i completely agree that we were told that the crossing was to be free once it was paid for and that its a complete nightmare at the bridge/tunnel and major roundabouts/junction
s off of the tunnel/bridge when something major happens. We should certainly not be paying £2.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But................T
here is so much more that you all dont know regarding this, that is disgraceful!!!!!!!!!
!! Do you all realise who actually has the contract for the crossings now?????????

Do you all realise that the workers have to pay the toll as well?????????

Do you all realise the maintanance/upkeep that goes into keeping it all working???????????

Not starting a big debate just wanted to know whether people actually know these points as well?????? Please comment?
Now where do i start...........i completely agree that we were told that the crossing was to be free once it was paid for and that its a complete nightmare at the bridge/tunnel and major roundabouts/junction s off of the tunnel/bridge when something major happens. We should certainly not be paying £2.50!!!!!!!!!!!!! But................T here is so much more that you all dont know regarding this, that is disgraceful!!!!!!!!! !! Do you all realise who actually has the contract for the crossings now????????? Do you all realise that the workers have to pay the toll as well????????? Do you all realise the maintanance/upkeep that goes into keeping it all working??????????? Not starting a big debate just wanted to know whether people actually know these points as well?????? Please comment? Nutter
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9:44pm Wed 20 Oct 10

el caballero de la noche says...

Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken)

Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss
sive.
Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken) Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss sive. el caballero de la noche
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10:34pm Wed 20 Oct 10

perini says...

el caballero de la noche wrote:
Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken) Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss sive.
You really are a stupid cnut!
[quote][p][bold]el caballero de la noche[/bold] wrote: Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken) Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss sive.[/p][/quote]You really are a stupid cnut! perini
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10:34pm Wed 20 Oct 10

BASILBRUSH says...

Nutter wrote:
Now where do i start...........i completely agree that we were told that the crossing was to be free once it was paid for and that its a complete nightmare at the bridge/tunnel and major roundabouts/junction

s off of the tunnel/bridge when something major happens. We should certainly not be paying £2.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But................T

here is so much more that you all dont know regarding this, that is disgraceful!!!!!!!!!

!! Do you all realise who actually has the contract for the crossings now?????????

Do you all realise that the workers have to pay the toll as well?????????

Do you all realise the maintanance/upkeep that goes into keeping it all working???????????

Not starting a big debate just wanted to know whether people actually know these points as well?????? Please comment?
On the 13th of September 2009 the contractors of the Dartford River Crossing (Le crossing) changed to Connect Plus M25, which is made up of a consortium of Atkins, Egis, Skanska, and Balfour Beatty.
[quote][p][bold]Nutter[/bold] wrote: Now where do i start...........i completely agree that we were told that the crossing was to be free once it was paid for and that its a complete nightmare at the bridge/tunnel and major roundabouts/junction s off of the tunnel/bridge when something major happens. We should certainly not be paying £2.50!!!!!!!!!!!!! But................T here is so much more that you all dont know regarding this, that is disgraceful!!!!!!!!! !! Do you all realise who actually has the contract for the crossings now????????? Do you all realise that the workers have to pay the toll as well????????? Do you all realise the maintanance/upkeep that goes into keeping it all working??????????? Not starting a big debate just wanted to know whether people actually know these points as well?????? Please comment?[/p][/quote]On the 13th of September 2009 the contractors of the Dartford River Crossing (Le crossing) changed to Connect Plus M25, which is made up of a consortium of Atkins, Egis, Skanska, and Balfour Beatty. BASILBRUSH
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10:59pm Wed 20 Oct 10

PJR says...

'V' wrote:
If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.
No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have.
...
I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.
[quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess. PJR
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11:00pm Wed 20 Oct 10

ethel the frog says...

'V' wrote:
If you voted tory this is YOUR fault.


NEVER TRUST A TORY.
Agreed Comrade - let's keep the red flag flying,I blame Thatcher,that nice young Mr Blair blah,blah,blah......
.......
[quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]Agreed Comrade - let's keep the red flag flying,I blame Thatcher,that nice young Mr Blair blah,blah,blah...... ....... ethel the frog
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11:31pm Wed 20 Oct 10

'V' says...

PJR wrote:
'V' wrote:
If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.
No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have.
...
I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.
Labour did not create the recession, the banks did.
[quote][p][bold]PJR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.[/p][/quote]Labour did not create the recession, the banks did. 'V'
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11:39pm Wed 20 Oct 10

alongtheway says...

How about taking the government to court-they are discriminating against essex/kent drivers.
How about taking the government to court-they are discriminating against essex/kent drivers. alongtheway
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7:34am Thu 21 Oct 10

anon anon says...

whats right wrote:
AM I NOT RIGHT THAT JUST BEFORE THE LAST FARSICAL GEN ELECTION THE BROWN TEAM SAID THEY WER LOOKING TO SELL THE CROSSING OFF SO WHY DONT THE COALITION MOB DO THE SAME GIVE TO PUBLIC OWNING THEN THAT MONEY RAISED BY SELLING SHOULD GO TO GETTING THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE MESS IT IS IN BETTER STILL TRY SELLING I IT OFF TO THE GERMAN STATE ENTERPISE V D.B.SHENKNKER AFTER ALL THEY OWN A GREAT SHARE IN OUR RAILWAYS EVEN THOUGH WE WON WW2 OR WAIT TILL THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION OR NEXT ELECTION GOD WHO WANTS TO BE BRITISH I DID
Think you have the 'caps lock' button on
[quote][p][bold]whats right[/bold] wrote: AM I NOT RIGHT THAT JUST BEFORE THE LAST FARSICAL GEN ELECTION THE BROWN TEAM SAID THEY WER LOOKING TO SELL THE CROSSING OFF SO WHY DONT THE COALITION MOB DO THE SAME GIVE TO PUBLIC OWNING THEN THAT MONEY RAISED BY SELLING SHOULD GO TO GETTING THE COUNTRY OUT OF THE MESS IT IS IN BETTER STILL TRY SELLING I IT OFF TO THE GERMAN STATE ENTERPISE V D.B.SHENKNKER AFTER ALL THEY OWN A GREAT SHARE IN OUR RAILWAYS EVEN THOUGH WE WON WW2 OR WAIT TILL THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION OR NEXT ELECTION GOD WHO WANTS TO BE BRITISH I DID[/p][/quote]Think you have the 'caps lock' button on anon anon
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7:34am Thu 21 Oct 10

village of the damned says...

PJR wrote:
'V' wrote:
If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.
No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have.
...
I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.
personally i don't trust any of them, no matter if it labour, lib-dem, conservative or any other party, there only init for one thing: themselves!
you've got about as much of finding an honest plitician as i have in finding out my great grandad is bob geldof :L
[quote][p][bold]PJR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.[/p][/quote]personally i don't trust any of them, no matter if it labour, lib-dem, conservative or any other party, there only init for one thing: themselves! you've got about as much of finding an honest plitician as i have in finding out my great grandad is bob geldof :L village of the damned
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7:36am Thu 21 Oct 10

Ian P says...

'V' wrote:
PJR wrote:
'V' wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.
No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.
Labour did not create the recession, the banks did.
The banks may have created the recession, but the Labour Government let them do it. They could have stopped it but chose not to.
[quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.[/p][/quote]Labour did not create the recession, the banks did.[/p][/quote]The banks may have created the recession, but the Labour Government let them do it. They could have stopped it but chose not to. Ian P
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7:52am Thu 21 Oct 10

Nebs says...

Let's not forget the real reason for the price increases. Don't worry about what they have written in the article, the reason for the price increases is simple. It will make the bridge more valuable, ready for when they sell it.
A bridge charging £2.50 is worth much more than the same bridge charging £1.50. And it woun't stop at £2.50, it will be increased to £3.
Then there will be a fanfare of trumpets and an announcement that they are freezing the charges at £3 for 5 years "to help motorists", and future increases will be linked to RPI+x%, followed by a quick sell off. Probably to a foreign company who will take the money out of UK.
.
They should toll EVERY motorway in the country, .
Let's not forget the real reason for the price increases. Don't worry about what they have written in the article, the reason for the price increases is simple. It will make the bridge more valuable, ready for when they sell it. A bridge charging £2.50 is worth much more than the same bridge charging £1.50. And it woun't stop at £2.50, it will be increased to £3. Then there will be a fanfare of trumpets and an announcement that they are freezing the charges at £3 for 5 years "to help motorists", and future increases will be linked to RPI+x%, followed by a quick sell off. Probably to a foreign company who will take the money out of UK. . They should toll EVERY motorway in the country, . Nebs
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7:55am Thu 21 Oct 10

tophatdt says...

they have us all by the short and curlies, but not only in England. For example, in the Swiss city of Berne it costs £40 for 24-hour parking ticket at the city railway station. If you complain, they tell you to park 10 miles away and use the train, which is same price but more inconvenient!
they have us all by the short and curlies, but not only in England. For example, in the Swiss city of Berne it costs £40 for 24-hour parking ticket at the city railway station. If you complain, they tell you to park 10 miles away and use the train, which is same price but more inconvenient! tophatdt
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7:58am Thu 21 Oct 10

boom says...

'V' wrote:
PJR wrote:
'V' wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.
No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.
Labour did not create the recession, the banks did.
I would have thought people generally overspending and living above their means was partly responsible for the mess we're in now ?
[quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]'V'[/bold] wrote: If you voted tory this is YOUR fault. NEVER TRUST A TORY.[/p][/quote]No, instead I'll trust a Labour Government who put us into a budget defecit of £146billion, with interest payments of £40million. A Government who decided to spend money the country didn't have. ... I take it you'd vote for bankrupt Britain then? Fine, I don't agree with the toll going up, but I know who I blame, and I know who is getting on with cleaning up the mess.[/p][/quote]Labour did not create the recession, the banks did.[/p][/quote]I would have thought people generally overspending and living above their means was partly responsible for the mess we're in now ? boom
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8:14am Thu 21 Oct 10

Sdapeze says...

It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.
It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads. Sdapeze
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8:37am Thu 21 Oct 10

shallotman says...

Just Wait to the Government sell it. Why not start a non payment movement now, it would only take an hours stoppage, all the surrounding motorways would be at a stand still.
Just Wait to the Government sell it. Why not start a non payment movement now, it would only take an hours stoppage, all the surrounding motorways would be at a stand still. shallotman
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8:41am Thu 21 Oct 10

karen29 says...

shallotman wrote:
Just Wait to the Government sell it. Why not start a non payment movement now, it would only take an hours stoppage, all the surrounding motorways would be at a stand still.
Like they are already?
[quote][p][bold]shallotman[/bold] wrote: Just Wait to the Government sell it. Why not start a non payment movement now, it would only take an hours stoppage, all the surrounding motorways would be at a stand still.[/p][/quote]Like they are already? karen29
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10:42am Thu 21 Oct 10

Mr Anory. Jack says...

Sdapeze wrote:
It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.
Ohhh love your quote Sdapeze, nip down the centre of all the stuck traffic too..
Anyoldway, as I have both types of transport (4X4 +2 wheeled) and I hardly ever now cross into the folds of Kent the big `un, I`ll go for free on me bike.
At £2-50, its a liberty, but is it?
Anyone done a poll of other tollbridge charges in great britain yet?
Think it just may suprise you.
Blue Bage holders HAVE to pay also for crossing, unless there car is exempt from vehicle excise duty (tax), but not all bridges/crossings are the same.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.[/p][/quote]Ohhh love your quote Sdapeze, nip down the centre of all the stuck traffic too.. Anyoldway, as I have both types of transport (4X4 +2 wheeled) and I hardly ever now cross into the folds of Kent the big `un, I`ll go for free on me bike. At £2-50, its a liberty, but is it? Anyone done a poll of other tollbridge charges in great britain yet? Think it just may suprise you. Blue Bage holders HAVE to pay also for crossing, unless there car is exempt from vehicle excise duty (tax), but not all bridges/crossings are the same. Mr Anory. Jack
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10:59am Thu 21 Oct 10

RonMartinOut says...

Utterly disgraceful! The toll was supposed to be abollished once the bridge was paid for, instead it got raised to £1.50 and now in 2012 to £2.50.
There is absolutely no reason that Motorbikes should get away scot free like Sdapeze quotes, they use the same road cars/lorries do.
Utterly disgraceful! The toll was supposed to be abollished once the bridge was paid for, instead it got raised to £1.50 and now in 2012 to £2.50. There is absolutely no reason that Motorbikes should get away scot free like Sdapeze quotes, they use the same road cars/lorries do. RonMartinOut
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11:32am Thu 21 Oct 10

RJS1974 says...

This is a joke, its a bridge to far in my opinion!!
This is a joke, its a bridge to far in my opinion!! RJS1974
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12:03pm Thu 21 Oct 10

saarfender says...

RonMartinOut wrote:
Utterly disgraceful! The toll was supposed to be abollished once the bridge was paid for, instead it got raised to £1.50 and now in 2012 to £2.50.
There is absolutely no reason that Motorbikes should get away scot free like Sdapeze quotes, they use the same road cars/lorries do.
We used to pay the toll (slightly lower rate), but the congestion it caused was huge.

stop bike, put on stand, remove gloves, get wallet out of pannier (not all biking leathers have pockets, plus landing on a wallet in a crash can break a rib), pay toll, put wallet away, put gloves back on, get back on bike, ride away.

It's no wonder we can no go through for free. I don't even need to stop now :)
[quote][p][bold]RonMartinOut[/bold] wrote: Utterly disgraceful! The toll was supposed to be abollished once the bridge was paid for, instead it got raised to £1.50 and now in 2012 to £2.50. There is absolutely no reason that Motorbikes should get away scot free like Sdapeze quotes, they use the same road cars/lorries do.[/p][/quote]We used to pay the toll (slightly lower rate), but the congestion it caused was huge. stop bike, put on stand, remove gloves, get wallet out of pannier (not all biking leathers have pockets, plus landing on a wallet in a crash can break a rib), pay toll, put wallet away, put gloves back on, get back on bike, ride away. It's no wonder we can no go through for free. I don't even need to stop now :) saarfender
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12:08pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Red Tape says...

Now that's what I call sneaking one in under the radar on a bad news day!
Now that's what I call sneaking one in under the radar on a bad news day! Red Tape
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12:17pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Easy baby says...

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=X6gyUotqw
PM
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=X6gyUotqw PM Easy baby
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12:25pm Thu 21 Oct 10

r6keith says...

Whats the option if you dont pay the Blackwall tunnel ? This and previous governments are responsible for one of the biggest local pollution areas in the UK. All those cars queeing up every day wasting fuel pumping pollutents into our atmosphere just to pay the tunnel fee !!!! the Fee should be abolished so the area can run freely....as promised when it was all first built.
Whats the option if you dont pay the Blackwall tunnel ? This and previous governments are responsible for one of the biggest local pollution areas in the UK. All those cars queeing up every day wasting fuel pumping pollutents into our atmosphere just to pay the tunnel fee !!!! the Fee should be abolished so the area can run freely....as promised when it was all first built. r6keith
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12:26pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Ray1963 says...

So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.
So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on. Ray1963
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12:33pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Ray1963 says...

Just remembered, the Woolwich ferry is very nice this time of year.
Just remembered, the Woolwich ferry is very nice this time of year. Ray1963
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12:51pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Nutter says...

BASIL BRUSH Thank you for that, just wanted to see whether people knew who now had the contract for the crossing.
BASIL BRUSH Thank you for that, just wanted to see whether people knew who now had the contract for the crossing. Nutter
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1:13pm Thu 21 Oct 10

N R W says...

Sdapeze wrote:
It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.
You Jerk!
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.[/p][/quote]You Jerk! N R W
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1:48pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Freddy K says...

Unfortunatley, unlike the French, the British public with moan about the rises and then just pay them, we saw this with the increase in fuel prices due to the petrol strikes where some forecourts were charging double the standard rate and motorists were still filling their tanks.
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Direct action against the tolls would probably manke the Government take another look at this; however, they would also enforce the Police to arrest all those involved for blocking a public road.
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Maybe we should get the demonstartors that blocked the Oil Depot the other day to arrange a sit in across the toll booths....
Unfortunatley, unlike the French, the British public with moan about the rises and then just pay them, we saw this with the increase in fuel prices due to the petrol strikes where some forecourts were charging double the standard rate and motorists were still filling their tanks. . Direct action against the tolls would probably manke the Government take another look at this; however, they would also enforce the Police to arrest all those involved for blocking a public road. . Maybe we should get the demonstartors that blocked the Oil Depot the other day to arrange a sit in across the toll booths.... Freddy K
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1:51pm Thu 21 Oct 10

The Croc says...

The problem is that there is no other viable alternative. You either pay the toll and take 5 minutes* getting from the A13 to the M2 and beyond or go via the Blackwall tunnel which will no doubt use £2.50+ on fuel and add nearly an hour just for the detour.

* on the rare occasion traffic is not already snarled up.

At least with the M6 toll you have the option of travelling parallel to the motorway and paying the toll to avoid the notorious Brummie traffic jams.

The M25 crossing, well we're basically to to put up & shut up. Maybe we should persuade some of the French to take up residence in Thurrock and Dartford. They know how to kick up a fuss when the government dares to take the pi$$!
The problem is that there is no other viable alternative. You either pay the toll and take 5 minutes* getting from the A13 to the M2 and beyond or go via the Blackwall tunnel which will no doubt use £2.50+ on fuel and add nearly an hour just for the detour. * on the rare occasion traffic is not already snarled up. At least with the M6 toll you have the option of travelling parallel to the motorway and paying the toll to avoid the notorious Brummie traffic jams. The M25 crossing, well we're basically to to put up & shut up. Maybe we should persuade some of the French to take up residence in Thurrock and Dartford. They know how to kick up a fuss when the government dares to take the pi$$! The Croc
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2:15pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Peter Pantsless says...

RIP OFF BRITAIN at its finset.
We will moan, we will curse, we will accept it!
If Thatcher hadnt sold off all the countries assets and industry all those years ago, Cameron would be doing it now.
Just remember what you get with the tories...
The rich get richer, the poor get poorer.
RIP OFF BRITAIN at its finset. We will moan, we will curse, we will accept it! If Thatcher hadnt sold off all the countries assets and industry all those years ago, Cameron would be doing it now. Just remember what you get with the tories... The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Peter Pantsless
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3:14pm Thu 21 Oct 10

el caballero de la noche says...

perini wrote:
el caballero de la noche wrote:
Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken) Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss sive.
You really are a stupid cnut!
A really well educated comment from the type of person I was directing my comments at, and thank you for the compliment which is my favourite subject.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]el caballero de la noche[/bold] wrote: Stop moaning pay up or shut up, or you can always drive thro London and suffer the congestion charge (V mate a product of Red Ken) Someone has to pay the debt collector and hell the debt is massssssssssssssssss sive.[/p][/quote]You really are a stupid cnut![/p][/quote]A really well educated comment from the type of person I was directing my comments at, and thank you for the compliment which is my favourite subject. el caballero de la noche
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3:30pm Thu 21 Oct 10

DannyK86 says...

It's still cheaper than the Severn Crossing to Wales I suppose...
It's still cheaper than the Severn Crossing to Wales I suppose... DannyK86
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3:50pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Mr Anory. Jack says...

Easy baby wrote:
http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=X6gyUotqw PM
Made I Larf....
touble is, its not the bridge thats the problem, its the waterside under it.
That massive pie in the sky project, Thames Gateway, is so underfunded, so lost in direction, it needs to be "lost" behind other monetary outrages like the £2.50 tolls.
While good intentioned moaners complain about the price hike of tolls, you dont seem to mind YOUR money being wasted, in an almost criminal way.
Look up Thames Gateways costs SO FAR!
Who pays its costs, well, the communities that border the Thames for one, then the wider communities around them.
Muted as a "golden egg" by some, is in fact like the emperor`s clothes in kiddies stories. The "king" was tricked into believing he had "invisible" clothes, whereas, Thames Gateway residents have also been tricked into false hope of being "kings"
Just as transparent!
Its a funny old world sometimes eh....
[quote][p][bold]Easy baby[/bold] wrote: http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=X6gyUotqw PM[/p][/quote]Made I Larf.... touble is, its not the bridge thats the problem, its the waterside under it. That massive pie in the sky project, Thames Gateway, is so underfunded, so lost in direction, it needs to be "lost" behind other monetary outrages like the £2.50 tolls. While good intentioned moaners complain about the price hike of tolls, you dont seem to mind YOUR money being wasted, in an almost criminal way. Look up Thames Gateways costs SO FAR! Who pays its costs, well, the communities that border the Thames for one, then the wider communities around them. Muted as a "golden egg" by some, is in fact like the emperor`s clothes in kiddies stories. The "king" was tricked into believing he had "invisible" clothes, whereas, Thames Gateway residents have also been tricked into false hope of being "kings" Just as transparent! Its a funny old world sometimes eh.... Mr Anory. Jack
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4:48pm Thu 21 Oct 10

MRose says...

Ray1963 wrote:
So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.
Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?
[quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.[/p][/quote]Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member? MRose
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5:05pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Easy baby says...

village of the damned wrote:
anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!!
Chill!

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=N6m8qweJ9
Lw
[quote][p][bold]village of the damned[/bold] wrote: anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!![/p][/quote]Chill! http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=N6m8qweJ9 Lw Easy baby
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5:47pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Easy baby says...

village of the damned wrote:
Easy baby wrote:
village of the damned wrote:
anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!!
Chill!

http://www.youtube.c


om/watch?v=N6m8qweJ9


Lw
thanks :)
i feel relaxed now after listening to that soothing tune.
:0) Peace
[quote][p][bold]village of the damned[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Easy baby[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]village of the damned[/bold] wrote: anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!![/p][/quote]Chill! http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=N6m8qweJ9 Lw[/p][/quote]thanks :) i feel relaxed now after listening to that soothing tune.[/p][/quote]:0) Peace Easy baby
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7:27pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Tom Neil says...

The toll was hiked up by 50% just two years ago. They said that eventually the toll would be free.
THAT WAS A LIE!!!
Nobody protested, they just let it happen. Therefore, they will put the prices up AGAIN and AGAIN.
They will go thru the roof, and when the crossing is sold off, they will not only go thru the roof, they will be propelled into space !
IT REALLY IS TIME TO PROTEST !!!!
A BLOCKADE is the way to go !!!!
DO NOT let these politicians sit on you.
NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION !!!!
The toll was hiked up by 50% just two years ago. They said that eventually the toll would be free. THAT WAS A LIE!!! Nobody protested, they just let it happen. Therefore, they will put the prices up AGAIN and AGAIN. They will go thru the roof, and when the crossing is sold off, they will not only go thru the roof, they will be propelled into space ! IT REALLY IS TIME TO PROTEST !!!! A BLOCKADE is the way to go !!!! DO NOT let these politicians sit on you. NOW IS THE TIME TO TAKE ACTION !!!! Tom Neil
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7:56pm Thu 21 Oct 10

watkins says...

just in time for the 2012 olympics. (what a surprise)
just in time for the 2012 olympics. (what a surprise) watkins
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9:38pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Mary Lou says...

Interestedofessex wrote:
So if I'm reading this right, I have an idea:- Each morning, get a load of people to pay the £2.50 in 1p's. This will cause a backlog of traffic and then they'll open up the barriers and everybody else will get it for free!!
What a great idea. I'll be at the front of the queue with my 250 one pence pieces and you can be at the back and hang around for several hours.
[quote][p][bold]Interestedofessex[/bold] wrote: So if I'm reading this right, I have an idea:- Each morning, get a load of people to pay the £2.50 in 1p's. This will cause a backlog of traffic and then they'll open up the barriers and everybody else will get it for free!![/p][/quote]What a great idea. I'll be at the front of the queue with my 250 one pence pieces and you can be at the back and hang around for several hours. Mary Lou
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9:39pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Mary Lou says...

village of the damned wrote:
anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!!
You really need to keep up with the medication.
[quote][p][bold]village of the damned[/bold] wrote: anyone that takes the f*ckin p!ss out of me is gonna get there head smashed in!! i've had enough of all the games!!!!!![/p][/quote]You really need to keep up with the medication. Mary Lou
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10:52pm Thu 21 Oct 10

emcee says...

DannyK86 wrote:
It's still cheaper than the Severn Crossing to Wales I suppose...
Ah, but there you are going "abroad".
:o)
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: It's still cheaper than the Severn Crossing to Wales I suppose...[/p][/quote]Ah, but there you are going "abroad". :o) emcee
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11:06pm Thu 21 Oct 10

alongtheway says...

Sdapeze wrote:
It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.
Its time ther wkaners on motor bikes paid up. How about increasing the tolls on all other british bridges-that would even it out a bit. plus the van drivers who sneak through the car paying tolls.
[quote][p][bold]Sdapeze[/bold] wrote: It's free for us bikers. Ha ha. Let the lard arsed car driver pay for the misery he causes on our roads.[/p][/quote]Its time ther wkaners on motor bikes paid up. How about increasing the tolls on all other british bridges-that would even it out a bit. plus the van drivers who sneak through the car paying tolls. alongtheway
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11:11pm Thu 21 Oct 10

Boris says...

You don't have to go to Kent if you don't want to.
You don't have to go to Kent if you don't want to. Boris
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12:17am Fri 22 Oct 10

Trainman says...

Be like me and avoid using it, even IF free. NOBODY is ordered to use it to get to and from work, because we all Choose where to live and work, so if it means paying up, then it is Entirely our own choice as to where we live and/or work in the first place. I for one, will always use Blackwell, or Rotherhithe Tunnel SHOULD I need to cross the river, but for a holiday.
Be like me and avoid using it, even IF free. NOBODY is ordered to use it to get to and from work, because we all Choose where to live and work, so if it means paying up, then it is Entirely our own choice as to where we live and/or work in the first place. I for one, will always use Blackwell, or Rotherhithe Tunnel SHOULD I need to cross the river, but for a holiday. Trainman
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12:39am Fri 22 Oct 10

Frank1 says...

It is far too simplistic to say avoid it Trainman.

The bridge was supposed to be free after construction costs were met.

Then they spun us a line about retaining the tolls to improve transport infrastructure. In the meantime, congestion has got worse and the only possible relief that might have been delivered was cancelled when the East London crossing was cancelled.

There has finally been a scheme for local residents introduced to offer a discount but it is far from perfect. The toll not only affects the M25 but also the approach roads whenever there is an incident of any kind. The whole place grinds to a halt and yet neither of the 2 previous governments have done anything to improve the situation.

This latest increase in tolls is a cynical move to make the crossing even more attractive as a cash cow for it's eventual sell-off.

Both Kent and Essex councils are looking at a new crossing but it is pretty obvious, regardless of the current economic situation that this will never happen.

Within a few years traffic will increase even more with the opening of the Thames Gateway port and the expansion of Tilbury. The recent Spending Review retained the widening of the M25 in key locations and yet the bottleneck at Dartford will remain whilst traffic will increase.

Yes, I can drive 15 additional miles in to London to use a tunnel but is that an answer to reducing congestion and emission ? Sending more people in to the already congested London area simply to drive out again is ridiculous. There is not even a sensible alternative with public transport - the train in to London to simply catch another in order to go from Essex to Kent.

Would you be happy being stopped at the M11 before joining it to be charged and forced to take the A roads ?

The toll is extortion, pure and simple. They know that the alternatives are not practical. Imagine a similar situation on the other side of the M25 near Heathrow. Equally busy with the M3 and M4 feeding in to the M25, already widened to improve traffic flow and still suffers from congestion.

I don't choose to use the crossing, I often have to. I'm lucky enough to have reduced rate rail travel with work and will use trains whenever possible. The point is that it is not always possible and they are exploiting this without putting workable or practical alternatives in place.
It is far too simplistic to say avoid it Trainman. The bridge was supposed to be free after construction costs were met. Then they spun us a line about retaining the tolls to improve transport infrastructure. In the meantime, congestion has got worse and the only possible relief that might have been delivered was cancelled when the East London crossing was cancelled. There has finally been a scheme for local residents introduced to offer a discount but it is far from perfect. The toll not only affects the M25 but also the approach roads whenever there is an incident of any kind. The whole place grinds to a halt and yet neither of the 2 previous governments have done anything to improve the situation. This latest increase in tolls is a cynical move to make the crossing even more attractive as a cash cow for it's eventual sell-off. Both Kent and Essex councils are looking at a new crossing but it is pretty obvious, regardless of the current economic situation that this will never happen. Within a few years traffic will increase even more with the opening of the Thames Gateway port and the expansion of Tilbury. The recent Spending Review retained the widening of the M25 in key locations and yet the bottleneck at Dartford will remain whilst traffic will increase. Yes, I can drive 15 additional miles in to London to use a tunnel but is that an answer to reducing congestion and emission ? Sending more people in to the already congested London area simply to drive out again is ridiculous. There is not even a sensible alternative with public transport - the train in to London to simply catch another in order to go from Essex to Kent. Would you be happy being stopped at the M11 before joining it to be charged and forced to take the A roads ? The toll is extortion, pure and simple. They know that the alternatives are not practical. Imagine a similar situation on the other side of the M25 near Heathrow. Equally busy with the M3 and M4 feeding in to the M25, already widened to improve traffic flow and still suffers from congestion. I don't choose to use the crossing, I often have to. I'm lucky enough to have reduced rate rail travel with work and will use trains whenever possible. The point is that it is not always possible and they are exploiting this without putting workable or practical alternatives in place. Frank1
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1:08am Fri 22 Oct 10

Ray1963 says...

MRose wrote:
Ray1963 wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.
Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?
Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer.
[quote][p][bold]MRose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.[/p][/quote]Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?[/p][/quote]Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer. Ray1963
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8:42am Fri 22 Oct 10

r6keith says...

Ray1963 wrote:
MRose wrote:
Ray1963 wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.
Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?
Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer.
If everybody in the UK did the same and did not use the crossing there might be a way for the owners to reconsider, but this is the UK not France and I am afraid you stand almost alone in your protest so it will come to nothing ,sorry.Look at the current retirement age increase did we do jack sh*t about it going to 66 NO. The French are up in arms about thiers going to 62 ,thats the common market for you !!
[quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MRose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.[/p][/quote]Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?[/p][/quote]Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer.[/p][/quote]If everybody in the UK did the same and did not use the crossing there might be a way for the owners to reconsider, but this is the UK not France and I am afraid you stand almost alone in your protest so it will come to nothing ,sorry.Look at the current retirement age increase did we do jack sh*t about it going to 66 NO. The French are up in arms about thiers going to 62 ,thats the common market for you !! r6keith
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9:47am Fri 22 Oct 10

gitreal says...

The tunnel should be free during non peak hours, and free on weekends. And everyone should pay, including motorcyclists.
The tunnel should be free during non peak hours, and free on weekends. And everyone should pay, including motorcyclists. gitreal
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10:25am Fri 22 Oct 10

Ray1963 says...

r6keith wrote:
Ray1963 wrote:
MRose wrote:
Ray1963 wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.
Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?
Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer.
If everybody in the UK did the same and did not use the crossing there might be a way for the owners to reconsider, but this is the UK not France and I am afraid you stand almost alone in your protest so it will come to nothing ,sorry.Look at the current retirement age increase did we do jack sh*t about it going to 66 NO. The French are up in arms about thiers going to 62 ,thats the common market for you !!
Join me then, stand by your principals, use another route if you can, I know that a lot of people can't spare the time or extra cost of fuel to do it, but if you can just go for it, take the kids for a ride on a boat (Woolwich ferry) instead and although it might take you a little bit longer it's free.
[quote][p][bold]r6keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MRose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ray1963[/bold] wrote: So long as you carry on using it and paying up, it won't change. The only answer is to stop using it. I have lived all my life in Essex and regularly used the crossing but as from today I shall never use it again, I have been ripped off for long enough. I know its inconvenient but it will either be the Blackwall tunnel or a longer journey going anti clock wise around the M25 from now on.[/p][/quote]Yeah because that will cost you a lot less than £2.50 in fuel! tell me are you chairman of the smart party of just a member?[/p][/quote]Its not about cost you moron, its about not getting ripped off any longer.[/p][/quote]If everybody in the UK did the same and did not use the crossing there might be a way for the owners to reconsider, but this is the UK not France and I am afraid you stand almost alone in your protest so it will come to nothing ,sorry.Look at the current retirement age increase did we do jack sh*t about it going to 66 NO. The French are up in arms about thiers going to 62 ,thats the common market for you !![/p][/quote]Join me then, stand by your principals, use another route if you can, I know that a lot of people can't spare the time or extra cost of fuel to do it, but if you can just go for it, take the kids for a ride on a boat (Woolwich ferry) instead and although it might take you a little bit longer it's free. Ray1963
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2:09pm Fri 22 Oct 10

Tom Neil says...

Listen to me NOW !!!
It is time to organise ourselves and create a blockade.
The French can do it and so can we !!!
DO NOT let the Government sit on you !!!
Listen to me NOW !!! It is time to organise ourselves and create a blockade. The French can do it and so can we !!! DO NOT let the Government sit on you !!! Tom Neil
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4:07pm Fri 22 Oct 10

Mary Lou says...

So a One Pound increase. Mmmmm that equates to any bit of tat from a pound shop, half a pint of beer, four fags or a pack of sweets and people are urging me to "Storm the Winter Palace" so to speak.
Universal suffrage and world peace maybe comrade, but a pound !!!!
So a One Pound increase. Mmmmm that equates to any bit of tat from a pound shop, half a pint of beer, four fags or a pack of sweets and people are urging me to "Storm the Winter Palace" so to speak. Universal suffrage and world peace maybe comrade, but a pound !!!! Mary Lou
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4:37pm Fri 22 Oct 10

karen29 says...

Looks like all Essex residents are going to get a 90% discount!
Looks like all Essex residents are going to get a 90% discount! karen29
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9:34pm Fri 22 Oct 10

kevst183 says...

If they do away with barriers how do you make foreign drivers pay? Just think how many lorries go through with foreign plates.
If they do away with barriers how do you make foreign drivers pay? Just think how many lorries go through with foreign plates. kevst183
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12:07pm Sat 23 Oct 10

Sdapeze says...

What a lot of fuss about nothing. You lot really do need something to worry about. You happily pay the increased cost of fuel yet you whinge and carp about the Dartford crossing toll. Get a life!
What a lot of fuss about nothing. You lot really do need something to worry about. You happily pay the increased cost of fuel yet you whinge and carp about the Dartford crossing toll. Get a life! Sdapeze
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5:26pm Sun 24 Oct 10

Mr Anory. Jack says...

Back in the day, there was only one tunnel. there was no lakeside either..SHOCK - HORROR
I used to manage to beat most rush hour trafic heading to crayford stadium on friday nights.
Then there was two......
fast foreward,
then there was a bridge crossing,
whats next?
What there has been is toll charges from day 1
Face facts guy`s, you pay`s your moneys, or you takes your choices.
Continue along the M25, or take a snake charmers route through east london, either ferry it, or tunnel it, into land of beyond on the other side..
Hmm, guess I`ll pay up and look big...
Or like the bikers, just go for free...
Back in the day, there was only one tunnel. there was no lakeside either..SHOCK - HORROR I used to manage to beat most rush hour trafic heading to crayford stadium on friday nights. Then there was two...... fast foreward, then there was a bridge crossing, whats next? What there has been is toll charges from day 1 Face facts guy`s, you pay`s your moneys, or you takes your choices. Continue along the M25, or take a snake charmers route through east london, either ferry it, or tunnel it, into land of beyond on the other side.. Hmm, guess I`ll pay up and look big... Or like the bikers, just go for free... Mr Anory. Jack
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6:15pm Sun 24 Oct 10

Tom Neil says...

Some of your comments typify the 'accept everything' attitude of British people.
For example "So a One Pound increase. Mmmmm that equates to any bit of tat from a pound shop"
It's not a pound, it's a 66% increase !
Now what would you say if everything increased by 66%.
DO YOU EVER THINK that you will ever get a 66% pay rise ????
I THINK NOT !!!
Another idiot said "What a lot of fuss about nothing. You lot really do need something to worry about. You happily pay the increased cost of fuel yet you whinge and carp about the Dartford crossing toll. Get a life!"
No, I think YOU should GET A LIFE !
For God's sake, WILL YOU LIE DOWN ACCEPT ANYTHING ???
It's people like this that just lay down and roll-over, that encourage us all to be kicked into the gutter without fighting for our rights.
Some of your comments typify the 'accept everything' attitude of British people. For example "So a One Pound increase. Mmmmm that equates to any bit of tat from a pound shop" It's not a pound, it's a 66% increase ! Now what would you say if everything increased by 66%. DO YOU EVER THINK that you will ever get a 66% pay rise ???? I THINK NOT !!! Another idiot said "What a lot of fuss about nothing. You lot really do need something to worry about. You happily pay the increased cost of fuel yet you whinge and carp about the Dartford crossing toll. Get a life!" No, I think YOU should GET A LIFE ! For God's sake, WILL YOU LIE DOWN ACCEPT ANYTHING ??? It's people like this that just lay down and roll-over, that encourage us all to be kicked into the gutter without fighting for our rights. Tom Neil
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8:53pm Sun 24 Oct 10

karen29 says...

karen29 wrote:
Looks like all Essex residents are going to get a 90% discount!
Apparently not - Thurrock residents keep their 90% discount. Misread another article.
[quote][p][bold]karen29[/bold] wrote: Looks like all Essex residents are going to get a 90% discount![/p][/quote]Apparently not - Thurrock residents keep their 90% discount. Misread another article. karen29
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7:29am Mon 25 Oct 10

Frank1 says...

Mr Anory. Jack wrote:
Back in the day, there was only one tunnel. there was no lakeside either..SHOCK - HORROR
I used to manage to beat most rush hour trafic heading to crayford stadium on friday nights.
Then there was two......
fast foreward,
then there was a bridge crossing,
whats next?
What there has been is toll charges from day 1
Face facts guy`s, you pay`s your moneys, or you takes your choices.
Continue along the M25, or take a snake charmers route through east london, either ferry it, or tunnel it, into land of beyond on the other side..
Hmm, guess I`ll pay up and look big...
Or like the bikers, just go for free...
Back in the day there was less traffic. No Lakeside, no Bluewater, less road freight, less traffic going from and to the Dover area........

The second tunnel was a response to the increase. The bridge was a response to the increase, the bridge toll was a temporary measure until construction costs were met. The continued tolls were supposed to be ploughed into reducing congestion and improving infrastruture.

Perhaps looking backwards and seeing how things WERE done is not the answer to sorting things out in the future ?
[quote][p][bold]Mr Anory. Jack[/bold] wrote: Back in the day, there was only one tunnel. there was no lakeside either..SHOCK - HORROR I used to manage to beat most rush hour trafic heading to crayford stadium on friday nights. Then there was two...... fast foreward, then there was a bridge crossing, whats next? What there has been is toll charges from day 1 Face facts guy`s, you pay`s your moneys, or you takes your choices. Continue along the M25, or take a snake charmers route through east london, either ferry it, or tunnel it, into land of beyond on the other side.. Hmm, guess I`ll pay up and look big... Or like the bikers, just go for free...[/p][/quote]Back in the day there was less traffic. No Lakeside, no Bluewater, less road freight, less traffic going from and to the Dover area........ The second tunnel was a response to the increase. The bridge was a response to the increase, the bridge toll was a temporary measure until construction costs were met. The continued tolls were supposed to be ploughed into reducing congestion and improving infrastruture. Perhaps looking backwards and seeing how things WERE done is not the answer to sorting things out in the future ? Frank1
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