Monday, 5 January 2015


The news that the Westminster Government has up to another nine years to recover its costs on the Severn Bridge crossings after they return to public ownership in 2018 is not good news. This news was revealed the day before tolls went up on the Severn Bridge with car drivers now paying £6.50 up 10p while heavy goods vehicle and bus drivers having to pay £19.60, up 40p not to mention the rises for small goods vehicles and small buses. The current toll levels would enable costs to be recovered in between one or two years but at the moment Westminster is deliberately keeping its intentions in relation to the rate and length of the tolls after they revert to public ownership hidden. The Westminster Government needs to come clean on its plans for the tolls after 2018 and whether it intends to keep collecting the tolls beyond 2027.

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