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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 7745, tabled on 26 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue was received in tolls for travelling over the Dartford Crossing in each of the last five years.

Answered on

10 June 2021

The Dartford Crossing receives zero income from tolls. Tolls have not been in operation since 2003 when the debts associated with the construction of the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the tunnels were fully discharged. A Road User Charge was introduced in 2003 to manage high demand for the crossing.

Revenue from the Road User Charge for the last five years is set out below:

2019/2020

£135,619,000

2018/2019

£120,625,000

2017/2018

£115,427,000

2016/2017

£111,801,000

2015/2016

£107,983,000

The crossing’s full revenue is higher for each year owing to additional income from enforcement, abnormal load fees and other rental income. Full accounts are published each year and can be accessed in the above table.