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Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 128184, tabled on 23 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average journey time was to cross the Dartford Crossing (a) northbound and (b) southbound at peak times in each of the last 12 months.

Answered on

3 March 2022

The table below contains average journeys time to cross the Dartford Crossing at peak times (06:00-10:00 & 16:00 -19:00) northbound and southbound in each of the last 13 months:

Avg. Journey time (Seconds)

AM Peak (06:00:00 - 09:59:59)

PM Peak (16:00:00 - 18:59:59)

Date

Northbound

Southbound

Northbound

Southbound

Jan-21

180

198

175

181

Feb-21

172

186

174

181

Mar-21

177

193

186

181

Apr-21

184

190

231

208

May-21

184

191

242

188

Jun-21

193

193

266

217

Jul-21

181

190

254

213

Aug-21

191

190

296

194

Sep-21

198

206

253

198

Oct-21

194

198

242

208

Nov-21

200

203

236

228

Dec-21

189

192

219

203

Jan-22

189

209

197

189

The northbound route is 1.95 miles (2.8km) and the southbound route is 2.4 miles (3.9km). The times shown are representative of the average time it takes to travel the length of this route.

The table below contains the number of times traffic has been stopped at the Dartford Crossing in each of the last twelve months due to an escort vehicle:

Year

Month

Times Traffic Stopped

2021

February

1777

March

1965

April

2039

May

2051

June

1876

July

1946

August

1888

September

1826

October

1995

November

1974

December

1921

2022

January

1951