Severn Bridge toll SCRAPPED: Commuters to save £1,400 a year as bridge becomes free to use

Commuters across the country could make hefty savings as the Severn crossing bridge toll charge gets scrapped.

The daily £5.60 charge will be scrapped from December this year, a week before Christmas.

Tolls have been in force on the Severn Bridge since it was introduced in 1966.

Regular commuters could make savings of up to £1,400 as a result of the changes.

Motorists have been required paying the £5.60 toll when travelling west into Wales, while motorists going the other way do not pay,

It can cost up to £16.70 a day to use for motorists that drive lorries.

Wales Secretary Alun Cairns announced details earlier today at the Birmingham Tory conference saying: “Wales will be more open for business than ever after the Conservatives deliver on this commitment.


“Scrapping tolls before the festive period is an early Christmas present for hard-working commuters who will be £1,400 per year better off.”

“This is just the start of my plan to pursue yet more growth for a stronger and a better-connected Wales.

“Scrapping the Severn tolls is an example of the Conservatives ensuring that all four nations of the UK thrive after Brexit, in doing so, transforming the joint economic prospects of south Wales and the west of England.”

Theresa May added: “By abolishing tolls for 25million annual journeys between two nations, the Conservatives are sending a positive, open for business message.

“Toll free, free flow journeys between both communities will drive further economic benefits to all areas surrounding the crossings and the key economic centres in Cardiff, Bath, Bristol, Newport and across to Swansea and West Wales.”

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